Some Thoughts on the Day
I just got in from outside. Heidi needed her nightly trip outside before going to bed. It has warmed up to -4C and there is a " Winter Storm Watch" on. It seems there is some nasty weather coming; beginning with an ice storm, then some rain as the temperature rises to 8C. There is a full moon tonight and the snow glows white still. This may be the beginning of the end of the worst of Winter.
I can hear our local pack of wolves howling. I have not heard them since early Winter. With the crust on the snow from the light rain then cold temperatures of the other day, they may be more easily traveling around. I enjoyed listening to them in the stillness of the night. I resisted calling to them to see if they might answer. I just listened and took in the moment.
I wasn't the only one. Heidi my dog was on alert standing attentively listening to the call from her primordial genetic past. She too remained silent.
With a tug on her leash, I encouraged her to reluctantly return to the warmth of the house.
By morning, the weather may make everything seem less attractive outside.
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Earlier today, some of the piglets reminded me I needed to go to the feed mill in Verner.
It was a lovely clear day: blue sky and white snow. This is the Sturgeon River at the point south of town where we cross the bridge on the shortcut toward the farming community of Verner.
Heidi anxiously watch me as I took some pictures. She seems like she was in a hurry to get going.
This is our destination, the Coop Feed mill and grain storage facility. The snow is still very white and clean. That will end as the meltdown begins. This could be the beginning of the end of Winter although we could still have some very cold weather yet. It will be a month before we will know l we are into the Spring thaw.