I think Winter has finally arrived. The storm last week dropped the first covering of snow that will last. It came with a stiff wind so it drifted a little. Sadly it was not the foot of snow promised. We were on the edge of a severe storm coming out of the US mid-west. Southern Ontario and Quebec got harder hit with downed trees some freezing rain and the loss of power. Some places are still without electricity. After the severe ice storm a few years ago , when the power was lost for weeks, lots of people now have back up generators which lesson the discomfort of power outages. When I read of the problems loss of power brings to the urban areas i am glad I live in the country with wood heat, water I can haul if necessary, ( I have even melted snow at times) and light from lanterns and/or candles. Now if i can only find a way to run my computer on candle power!!! I can always read a book or write a letter when the computer is down.
Here is my shed with the chicken house with the picture window. I have done a lot to secure it for the Winter and make it comfortable for the animals. There is still some things to do. I wish i had a few more cows to help heat the shed with their body heat. The hay bales give a little more protection for the rabbitry on the other side of the wall.
This morning after a clear night with a full moon the temperature is -15C. This temperature is such that you dress properly if you spend time outside.
Looking east up the road toward my neighbour, Leo's farm.