That describes the manure piles waiting for me this morning. The Fraser Valley is experiencing an arctic outflow, so it is unprecedentedly cold and very windy at Farcical Farm. Almost surreal after a week in Hawaii.
Melissa did a great job of keeping everyone comfortable in our absence, and none of the sporadic power outages lasted long enough to freeze the heated water buckets/troughs. I did take some time to insulate the pipe stand in the horse paddock before we left, but it obviously needs a better spigot cozy because the handle is frozen solid. Fortunately it's only 150 feet from our downstairs bathroom to the water trough, so I was able to service the horses with four big buckets from the shower. A time-consuming process because the water pressure in the Ruddy Beast is awful, but much easier than what other Fraser Valley horse owners are probably being forced to do.