The cold wind slices through you like a knife. It takes your breath away even though you can see it swirling nearby escaping your body. I am not sure how the early settlers did it. They were a tough lot and probably didn’t have a thermometer to tell them how many degrees it was below zero. They probably told the temperature by the sounds the snow makes. Snow makes different sounds under your feet as you walk around out in the cold. Snow begins to squeak at 14 F or – 10 C eh.
If you don’t know how cold it is, are you warmer? Do farts freeze?
Being a farm girl, I always enjoyed the warmth of the barn in the winter….and hated opening the back doors to take out manure…I am sure the cows didn’t like it either.
If you took your time closing a door to the house did someone say “Close the door, were you born in a barn?”