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Farms Hunker Down During Polar Vortex (Slideshow)

You thought the snow and subzero temperatures were rough on you! See photos showing how farmers and their animals were affected by the unprecedented cold snap.

(Heartland Family Farm)

Last week, some parts of Indiana were dumped with over 12 inches of snow. As the thermometer dipped well below freezing, the wind chill made it feel even colder — down to 40 below zero!

Hoosier farmers protected farm animals with extra feed and a heat lamp or two. As far as the crops go, they’ll likely have to wait for the thick layer of snow to melt before they can plan for the spring planting.

Thanks to Bread & Roses Garden and Nursery, Heartland Family Farm, Meadowlark Farm, Uplands Peak Sanctuary and Jana Wilson for sending us these images!

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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