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Cute duck video, How to stay warm this winter!!

Its been brutally cold lately, today I made a big mistake that cost me cold feet and feeling a bit cold for the first part of my day!! I forgot to put on an extra pair of socks and another pair of leggings. And where was my scarf?? Ayyayyay!! What was I thinking? I guess I was in a rush and wasn’t.. lol.. it seems like Alaska here sometimes!,  Cold and dark, to give you an idea, it was about 26 by the middle of the day but it started out bitterly cold…from 3 degrees in the am, low being -2  and gradually going up…..that’s crazy….lol! Another example, this evening the temp dropped to 9 but felt like 2 degrees… brrr.

However I’m not normally cold, and I don’t usually complain.. lol.. I can still say, “ I love winter”… but i must say dressing for it is super important!! But still i absolutely loved my walk and special time spent with the ducks! They are beautiful creatures!!

Maine Mallard Ducks in the winter! Tough guys!

It seemed like even the ducks felt a tiny bit like I did earlier! hahaha, except when I went for my walk, I had my snowpants on which did the trick!, So as long as my feet were moving I was fine..

I really enjoyed these fellas, funny that they would just hang out on the ice and snow like they are, they looked alittle cold, by the way they were huddled together… what’s with the flapping of their tails, so cute!! it’s crazy they can hang out on the ice like they do.. wouldnt we love to have special abilities like they do sometimes….lol!

Interestingly what keeps them warm and able to stay in Maine for the winter is the thick layer of body fat they have and soft down under their waterproof feathers!! So for us Mainers and Cold weather friends don’t forget your layers: it is so important when your outdoors.. some helpful things to include in your outdoor wear, taken from workplace safety north, is having a

wicking layer: like synthetic long johns, cotton not being a good choice for wicking layer  nor socks choices.. this layer needs to remove moisture from your skin and transfer to the next layer..

A middle layer: light to heavy fleece, wool sweater (I love my fleece sweaters from llbean)

An outer layer: protects from elements, preferably waterproof material…

scarves, hats, mittens or gloves and  boots! And of course a double sock system …. as I found out the importance of!! Lol!!

I hope this helps you when making your wardrobe choices especially if youre spending time in New England this winter!!

Thanks for visiting! Hope you continue to enjoy your winter adventures!! Have a wonderful day!!

Enjoy this short video,

 

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