– When the engine on your utility vehicle is constantly revving up because the accelerator keeps freezing down.
– When your vision is impaired, not because of blowing wind and snow, but because of the icicles formed on your eyelashes.
– When the temperature reading, even if it’s just the windchill factor, gets to -40 F or worse. This isn’t the Arctic.
– When you dump water out from calf buckets, and it really does freeze before hitting the ground.
– More face icicles. The bovine variety.
– When the dogs see a squirrel in perfect pouncing territory, and they still don’t even want to go outside.
– When your face is so chapped from cold that you look like you’ve got a fresh sunburn.
– When you start questioning why you live here, in spite of your love and loyalty toward Minnesota.
– When you pull your fingers out from warm gloves into numbing air because the sunrise is so beautiful you need to take a picture.
– When the high temperature for the day never gets above zero. Good grief.
This post brought to you by a particularly cold Saturday night and Sunday morning. In late February no less!
What does cold mean to you?