We are in a bit of a cold spell here in Golden Valley County, and most all of Montana.
It’s forecast to get 22 degrees below zero. That’s pretty cold but if you are prepared and take care of things beforehand it’s not bad.
As long as livestock are in good condition and have a good hair coat, are out of the wind and have good feed and water they can take it. I don’t understand how but they do. We have it so good in this time with heated waterers, warm four wheel drive pickups and tractors, and lots of other modern conveniences.
I always have been able to take quite a bit of cold. I don’t wear long underwear or coveralls and always wear a cowboy hat and if I need I have some ear warmers. I always have a scarf and wear wool coats and vest and can get by.
But until I heard this story, I didn’t know what tough was.
Wife Tammys Grandma Betty is 101 years old. I asked her tonight what was the coldest she remembered. She told me this story and I just had to start her over and record it. She didn’t know I was recording and it is just one more of the amazing stories that this amazing pioneer woman has shared with me. I hope you can hear it and enjoy it as much as I did.