* Okay, so apparently it does snow in Wilton!
A few times in the 24 years I've lived here it has snowed, but I've never seen it stick. Until today, that is. It was just a dusting, barely enough to be called a dusting, but I was so surprised to wake up and look out the window and think "wait a minute, that's not frost!" The ground is often white with frost in the winter, but this was different! I wish I would have seen it snowing, but I guess the cats and I blissfully slept through that.
It's not exactly "frost on the pumpkin" but here's some snow on the horse manure in the garden:
The roof of the house where the ducks used to sleep:
Yesterday I did what I could to "winterize" the coops. None of them in are coops that need plastic sheeting or tarps (thank goodness, what a pain that is!) but in an effort to minimize the mud, I spread great quantities of rice hulls. The chickens love this, they have a grand time kicking them around and searching for who knows what:
Before that, I was up at 5:15 in the morning to take some chickens to auction. I actually did not look at the thermometer that morning, so I didn't realize until I got home that it was 25 degrees when I left.
I took this photo on the way home, probably around 8am or a little after, the sun was pretty coming through the clouds. I opened the car window to take the photo. Brrrrr! When I got home I curled up in bed with the cats for a couple more hours!
Here's a pretty pic I took late Sunday afternoon when the clouds were getting interesting:
I guess we're in for more cold and rain in the next week. I shut off the outdoor water and drained the pipes tonight, expecting a hard freeze. The last thing I want to deal with is bursting water pipes!
No work in progress pics tonight. I have a lot done but have not inked it, so there would be nothing to see in a photograph.