Like a cat, I sit in the pool of warm sunlight, enjoying my hot cereal and coffee.  Outside the day is bright, The morning is 21f, the cat and chicken waterers frozen solid, diamond dust is sparkling in the sun and the wind from yesterday’s Arctic front that blew through leaving only a dusting of light snow has still not totally dissipated.  Our first blast of winter will be short lived, returning to more autumn like weather by the weekend, but it is the beginning and if the old timers are correct, there will be much more of this to come.

Life is good on our mountain farm.