Winter with a Vengeance

So, winter finally arrived with two weeks of sub-zero night time temps and days sometimes in the single digits.

The sheep are locked safely in the barn, and our feral cat has figured out I am the source of food, and he letting me pet him a bit.

The chickens and ducks have declared a truce, of sorts, in the big coop. We thought we had butchered all of our female ducks, but apparently they were just late bloomers. The chickens are struggling in the bitter cold, but the ducks have been faithfully laying an egg a day!

As for us, we are hunkered down in the guest house, weathering the weather. Today was warmer – too warm, too fast. It snowed several inches, then everything began to melt. When this freezes, it will be a mess!