The wind has picked up and the air from up in Canada is moving in swiftly. They're calling for zero tonight, maybe colder. I have spent a lot of time contemplating the shifts in the weather this winter and I have come to the conclusion it must drive the livestock nuts; more so than us humans. Four days of sunny, above average temperatures and we all jump for joy. The cows start thinking the ice and snow might be on its way out of the pastures. And the sheep think there will be green grass soon. Only to be disappointed or worse yet, frightened by the fact the air dries and drops 45 degrees in 12 hours. Our stock are hardy and spend each winter outside, but I can't help but feel a little more sorry for them this winter.