Later that night I heard a whole pack them yipping up in the woods, which set off our neighbors' eleven dogs.
As hard as it is to imagine forty pound animals attacking a cow that weighs close to a thousand, apparently it does happen. So when we begin building our herd we will need to get some sort of guard animal, either a dog, a llama or a donkey. Right now we're leaning towards a donkey, since they are less of a hassle to care for than dogs, and because they are inherently hilarious.
It is Normandy's birthday today, and Edmund bought her a hot water bottle. While no doubt a quality product, the directions for use were quite unconventional. I have transcribed them word for word:
1 Heat water bag is use in medical treatment health and common live to get warm.
2 The water temperature that the heat water bag used should be around 90 C. The water should be not over 2/3 than the capacity of the heat water bag.
3 After filling water, must let the air in the heat water bag out and let the screw tight. Check if there is leak water phenomenon.
4 When baby use the heat water bag, should let the heat water bag a little far from baby.
5 When the heat water bag is used or storage must avert it to be weight on or stabed, not touch sour, alkali, oil and sunlight shoot.
6 Storage heat water bag should fill a little air inside. Put it in shady environment.
7 The dirt on the heat water bag can be washed by soap water than use water to wash it clean.
8 The heat water bag should not be put in the display window so long time, especially the display window in the sunlight shoot.
There's no way I'm going to top that, so I won't try. It was only -12 this morning, and despite the cold both days this weekend have been beautiful.