Enduring the Cold in Siouxland, rural Plymouth County

12 Feb
Frost on the muzzle of a horse grazing in a snow covered field at the Broken Kettle Grasslands preserve Tuesday, February 9, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

We humans are not the only ones needing to put up with recent cold temperatures recently. While out driving about Siouxland I came across three horses grazing outdoors. There was a barn nearby so one would assume they bed down onto some nice straw for the evening.

But it was a sunny day, and I can only guess like their human counterparts they were enjoying a brief respite in the sunshine during a balmy 12 degree high kind of day. Waiting for warmer temperatures to return and melt some of this white stuff and make it bearable again to be outdoors for more than a brief period of time.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Horses, their muzzles frosted over, graze in a snow covered field at the Broken Kettle Grasslands preserve Tuesday, February 9, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

3 Responses to “Enduring the Cold in Siouxland, rural Plymouth County”

  1. Washe Koda February 12, 2021 at 8:59 am #

    🐴 trail apples are good warmer upprs

  2. thegenxtravels February 12, 2021 at 10:05 am #

    Beautiful horses! I am so done with this cold spell! I am hoping for an early spring!!

    • jerrymennenga February 12, 2021 at 7:51 pm #

      Lori, you were’t listening to Punxsutawney Phil. But the little guy out of Woodstock, IL had a different take on the coming of spring. Jerry

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