Теплая зима

Warm winter

ENG: I was surprised today when saw WordPress’s Reader. Seems like all the bloggers whom I follow celebrate Spring season, considering that a week ago there were all snowy posts.

Well, here in Siberia its too warm as well. In mid-January we usually have “Epiphahiy frosts”  known for centuries for its low temperatures. Fortunatelly, we wasn’t hit by it this winter, instead the weather was nice and snowy. Its getting a little colder again (around minus 20 degrees C), but this cold won’t last forever.

Russian Farm animals as I believe also enjoyed this cozy days 🙂

RUS: Сегодня в ленте моих друзей сплошные весенние посты. А ведь всего неделю назад все писали о снеге да и только!

У нас в Сибири тоже невероятно тепло. В середине января у нас обычно Крещенские морозы, на протяжении столетий известные своими низкими температурами. К счастью, их не было в этом году. Наоборот, была теплая и снежная погода. Сейчас снова становится немного прохладнее (около -20С), но это не на долго, наверное.

Верится мне, что животные на нашей ферме, тоже наслаждались небывалым теплом в эти дни 🙂



7 thoughts on “Теплая зима

    • At night it may get to -35C (same in F).
      During the cold seasons all animals stay at “stayka”, its a small log cabin for cows (similar to barn but smaller and roof is lower). Stayka is big enough to fit cows, sheep, hens and rabbits. Its quite warm in there because of their breath, you know. During the day time all animals except rabbits walk outside of stayka. In the morning we walk our cows to another yard where hay is kept. Its a fenced area where they have another daytime shelter and feedbox.

      • That is very interesting. The low roof will keep things warmer. Maybe we could see some photos of the stayka in a future post? Cheers, Brent in France.

      • Nice to meet you, Brent!
        Thats right!
        Yeah, why not. I was going to post photos of newborn calf who now lives in stayka:)
        Oh, France…….. I was reading Stendhal recently. Love French countryside!!! 🙂

  1. There are old farmhouses here where there are living quarters above the cowshed, so the cows warm the house in winter. Seems sensible to me if heating was an issue, although I’d guess the humidity of the cows would cause some problems.

    You comment on my wife’s blog so I figured out check out where you farm and your photos are just amazing! I added you to my blogroll, maybe you’ll get an extra reader or two.

    The coldest we’ve had has been -14 so we have no idea what you go through, which makes your photos extra-interesting. This winter’s overnight cold has been -4 so we haven’t really had a good freeze at all.

    • Merci, merci, merci, Brent! So nice of you 🙂
      Wow! very interesting! So its like the the first floor is for animals and the second for people in those old farmhouses? You know, in the last century Siberians sometimes kept calfs and other “babies” inside the house in winter, because it was way too colder than nowadays.
      -15 is average daytime temperature this winter here in Siberia which is warm. this is really a joy! but you cannot imaging how cold it was last winter. -40 for almost a month!!!!!!!! we were so stressed by frosts so decided if next one will be the same we’ll go to Thailand until April hahaaa

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