I would dash outside in the cold under dressed into a warm car and then dash through the cold into a heated office.
I would visit the barn under protected and be miserable in 5 minutes.
First, I have my insulated Dickies. They are so warm, so encompassing and so easy to put on and take off that I don’t avoid using them.
Second, I have been layering, overdressing and taking extra layers just in case.
Third, I have been covering my head more and using a polar Buff around my neck and head.
Finally this has allowed me to spend many more hours outside where I prefer to be.
I know this seems like common sense to a Midwesterner but you have to know a bit about our winters. A good winter here is cold but not harsh. Everything is dark and wet. Highs are upper 50’s to warm lower 60’s with lows around 30.
This year is like last. Lows in the low 20’s to upper teens. Frozen ground in the morning until noon. Highs in the 40’s to maybe 50 and always a brisk breeze. We have had quite a few days in the 30’s and lows in the teens.
These winters are in stark contrast to each other.
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