Thursday, December 15, 2016

Hank's Nest

It was 14 degrees this morning.  Much as I love cold weather, if the sun hadn't have been shining, I'd have been pretty cold.  The sun makes all the difference.


This is where I found Hank as I headed to the barn.


A couple years ago - I guess the manure spreader was broken - we had to just pile up cleanings from the horse stalls.  Hank loved sleeping on that mound!  We've made him a "muck pile" every winter since.


I think it gets him up off the cold ground, probably heats up a little as it composts, he can snuggle down into it and with the wind usually coming from the west, the old Grahaminator2000 provides a little wind block as well.  Plus, with his sheep all tucked in behind him, he can keep an eye on the rest of the farm.


It was cold enough that Baba slept in the barn last night.  That doesn't happen very often.  She's back out this morning.  The sun...


Hank has several other places he can sleep, inside the barn, inside the barn on a deep straw bed, inside the barn on a deep straw bed inside an insulated dog house...  This is his favorite spot.


15 comments:

Sheepmom said...

The throne of the king.... Good boy Hank!

texomamorganlady said...

Our meg sleeps on the compost pile here too, I also think she may be taking advantage of the warmth. She has a heated dog house, and a 3000 sq ft barn, but curls up in the compost pile. Ah well, whatever keeps them happy!

I need orange said...

He's such a good boy.......

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hank look all comfy in his nest! :)

Grey Horse Matters said...

I love Hank. What a handsome and smart boy he is.

Michelle said...

Hank takes his work seriously.

Shirley said...

Smart boy Hank. Keeps warm and on the lookout!

MarmePurl said...

Hank is the best.

LannieK said...

♡ Hanks ♡

sophy0075 said...

Hank says this is where he can be the best Protector and Sentry. What a good boy!

Terry and Linda said...

He is a true outdoor dog!

Linda

Judy said...

That's neat that he's found the perfect spot to stay warm and soak up some sunshine!
Merry Christmas to you and your family,
Judy

Mrs Shoes said...

Up here where it got to -40* last night, the horses love to camp out for a nap on top of the compost heap too.

thecrazysheeplady said...

11 night before last and 60 today and the house doors all open :-o.

Cat Lover said...

Wonderful photos. Growing up my Dad had a dog that loved sleeping outside year round. One night he shut him up in the barn because it was to be very cold. In the morning the dog was sleeping outside the barn having chewed a hole in the barn door. My Dad never shut him up again!

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