What a miserable day. According to my min/max setting on my thermometer it got up to 33 deg. F today, but I didn't happen to be out when it was that warm. Yesterday's snow was still hanging around, making my feet cold and keeping the animals in the barn. Mostly they were happy to lounge around out of the wind and eat the hay I've been stacking in the barn. (Only two more truck loads to go, but that will have to wait until they eat a bit more.) Miss Brigid, however, was not happy to be stuck in her stall. She wasn't interested in going out either. Mostly she was grumpy. That didn't make brushing, cleaning hooves, cleaning stalls, etc, any fun for the kids and their grumpy dad. It all eventually got done, school got finished, choir practice attended, wood stacked inside to keep us warm through the night, etc. Now it is time to prop up my cold feet, sip a nice Merlot, and enjoy the fire and a good book. (Actually I'm perusing the Johnny's Catalog that came in the mail today. Dreaming and planning.) Close your eyes and join me.