Thursday, January 20, 2011
Temperatures reach 30 degrees, and I grab my light winter gloves for morning chores. I encounter my first obstacle when I attempt to unlatch the pasture gate. The ongoing freezing rain encased it in ice. I pull off my glove and wrap my hand around the latch. Within seconds the ice melts and I'm able to move the latch. As I go the chicken houses, I repeat this process twice more. By the time I finish chores, my right hand is cold. It has nothing to do with the gloves I selected, and everything to do with the choosing body heat over a hair dryer to thaw frozen latches.