Cold Is

Cold is…

– 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?


About Lisa

Hi, I'm Lisa. Dairy farmer's wife and Minnesotan to the core, I write about rural farm life, running down country roads, and the food, faith, and family that bind everything together. Follow along on my journey.
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3 Responses to Cold Is

  1. Jena says:

    When you have to wear socks instead of flip flops.. HA HA HA. Just kidding. But seriously. I just can’t even imagine that kind of cold!

  2. When your nosee hairs freeze and you can’t take a breath outside without coughing.

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