Monday, December 14, 2009
The Road Less Traveled.
Cuz it's -35 and getting colder. The chickens are laying frozen eggs.
I like the look on Cleo's face: Yikes! Dad are you going to wear that?
I guess it would give me a start too, if I wasn't expecting it.
Indeed I am. No problem keeping the core warm. Even the hands. A pair of light knit glove, then a wool glove then a thick lambswool insulated leather over-mitt. Toasty. The trick is to keep my glasses from icing over. When I wear a face mask to keep my schnozz from freezing I just can't seem to keep my glasses from freezing over.
When we spent a lot of time, a few years ago, winter camping we wore face masks with snow goggles. I still had them but when I went to put them on the foam lining had all deteriorated and just wouldn't work. I went into town but the local sports store doesn't have any so will have to wait until I get to a bigger centre in order to grab a pair.
In the mean time I got the brainiac idea to try a pair of safety goggles. Well they worked for about one kilometer and then back to ice over.
Now how's that for a face you'd like to meet some dark night? Not me.
I put an extra heater in the chicken run, plugged in the vehicles and now I think I will work on the emergency lighting project. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to fire the generator up and with the flick of a switch have lights, and computers, and T.V. during a power outage.