It's been freezing, freezing cold this past week - high temps of 9 degrees, but sunny. Here the cattle soak up the sun while they can.
It was my turn to host our Tuesday evening neighborhood dinner this week. I had a burrito bar.
This particular hen seems to like an elevated perch.
Lydia still crams her growing body into her favorite chair. How much longer?
We're expecting snow this weekend - the first significant snow of the year (which could mean anything from half an inch to eight inches), so we decided to batten down hatches, clean up the driveway, and stack wood. Up to this point it's been freezing cold and absolutely snow-less. Today the temp reached a balmy 25 degrees, making it much nicer to work outside.
We stacked and tarped the unsplit wood. The garbage can holds long thin sticks that I'll slice for kindling.
We also have some uncut log pieces.
We stacked all the split wood on the porch.
No way is this enough wood to get us through the winter (we often use the woodstove through May) but we have other wood up our sleeves - several dead trees waiting to come down, etc.