Silent Night

I shot this picture the other night of our chicken coop with a heat lamp on to help keep our chickens warm during the sub zero temperatures we are experiencing in south central Iowa. I thought it was pretty cool and showed what farm life is like during winter.

About Gordon Milligan

I am a retired conductor for a commuter railroad in Chicago IL, I now live in and have bought a 40 acre farm in South Central Iowa that I have built from the ground up. My wife and I are trying to raise and grow most of my own food using sustainible and organic methods. I have a blog that journals my journey to becoming a farmer.
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11 Responses to Silent Night

  1. Tony says:

    Southeast Iowa here, stay warm gonna get even colder soon

  2. Allan Brown says:

    Great picture! The first time I turned on a heat lamp in my barn, I woke up in the middle of the night, looked outside and thought the barn was on fire for a second. Lol

  3. Becky Polson says:

    That’s fanciest chicken house I’ve ever seen! Lucky chickens, that would make a neat painting 😊

  4. grasspunk says:

    I love the warm glow.

  5. It looks quite surreal.

  6. MK says:

    Thank you for posting again. We all appreciate you sharing your wonderful home.

  7. GAYLE DILLON says:

    What a beautiful scene and enviable coop! Have loved following your adventures since day one.

  8. John Copsy says:

    It’s pretty cold here in Veedersburg IN too, lately. Nice picture Gordon, it looks so peaceful there. I’ve been thinking about looking for a job up there and possibly moving soon. Would like to get a small place of my own in the country to retire, may be up there soon as the weather breaks to look around.

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