It is frickin' cold out there.
I went out to fill the bird feeders. I was going to do it anyway, but if I had any doubts, Ken shamed me into it by saying, "I did MY part. I got the paper and the mail." When I see the birds sitting on a feeder and picking at emptiness, I get to feeling guilty. I was out there maybe 10 minutes, and I was very chilled by the time I came in. The wind is picking up, it's snowing a little bit, and it's just generally frigid. I think we made it up to 14°, but at 4 PM, it started dropping, and it's already down to 12.3°.
Based on the constant raiding of the seed feeder by our squirrely little rodent friends, I fashioned a squirrel baffle out of some rather high-tech materials. I modified the plastic plate with a utility knife, and Kengineer agreed that in theory, it would work. After hanging the baffle on the feeder, we both agreed that it needed further modification, and armed with a kitchen knife, Kengineer made the necessary changes. I give our squirrels a lot of credit, because they seem to be able to figure out a solution to every barrier we come up with. We'll see how our latest effort works. It looks very sophisticated, by the way...it is a translucent green plastic plate and blends in beautifully with the surroundings. :D