I get up before the rest of the family, while it's still dark. I often light this little oil lamp for beauty.
Dawn starts to light up the far hills. Notice the nearly-full moon. Of course, I took this shot through a window. You don't think I want to be outside, do you?
But of course, the poor beasties are outside, and they need to be fed. So I suited up and got them some food. The neighbor's horses were in high spirits in the cold air.
Here's our stovepipe. Notice how the snow is melted just around it (meaning a bit of escaping heat) but not on the rest of the roof. This means our house is pretty tight as far as heat escaping. Of course our upstairs isn't heated, so that may have something to do with it...
Rising sun on the snow.
I don't think the cattle are so amused by this weather. We're feeding them extra until the cold snap breaks. It's very unusual to have this much snow and this much cold so early in the season.
Back inside to defrost. Here I am, folding laundry and packing tankards for shipment at the same time. Um, this is called multi-tasking.
It was a good day to huddle by the woodstove. Here's Older Daughter and our friend GG (who arrived safe and sound on Tuesday evening) reading before the fire.
In fact, Older Daughter huddled so close she singed the quilt she was wrapped in.
It was a day for baking Thanksgiving bounty. Two blueberry pies...
...and a cheesecake.
Results of the day: one cheesecake, two pies, and a whole lot of homemade Irish cream. Pity the latter won't be ready to sample until next week. We give much of this out to friends and neighbors as Christmas gifts.