Some people take days off because of cold weather and icy roads. Few if any are area cattle farmers. Instead of a day off, the weather means more work for farmers who grow livestock, such as Autauga County's Lee Pittman

Pittman, who is president of the Autauga County Chapter of the Alabama Cattleman's Association, said bitter cold weather means a little extra work and a little extra expense for cattle men.

"It is something you can get through, you just have to work a little harder," he said.

That extra work comes largely in checking on mechanical watering devices that make sure the herd has a ready supply of drinking water. The devices can freeze, and somebody has to remove the ice. To read the entire article, link here.