The goats are all fattened up and ready for a long winter. They put on more wool and more fat than other years. I think they know something we don't ...
We had just a couple of inches of snow, much of which got melted by rain. Today I got to enjoy one of my favorite sorts of days: patches of sunlight and clouds, no wind, golden light on snow, blue sky shining through icicles, and occasional bouts of snow coming from silver and white puffballs floating overhead.
The chickens spent most of their day sunning themselves by the house. When a particularly dark cloud went overhead, the roosters all crowed, and then crowed again when the sun came back. They worked great as an alarm so I knew when it was time to head out and take a little walk around the garden.
They got frozen grapes for a treat. I hadn't meant to freeze them--I just missed a few bunches, and since half the bright yellow leaves have now fallen off the grapes (the leaves are falling off the beech tree like rain now that we've had some serious cold) I discovered them.
Not pictured: Brian and Finn chasing each other around the yard in the snow. Beautiful white fluffy dogs enjoying the perfect day.