After a very warm few days, winter finally showed up-unannounced.
We weren't expecting snow but it came anyway.
The weather people were more than taken by surprise.
It was what we call a "conversational" snow, meaning that it didn't cause any nuisance.
Everyone was home watching football. Everybody but me. I had to drive all the way up to the ice rink for rehearsal in it. I hate driving in snow, no matter how small the amount so I ended up chickening out and heading back home as soon as the weather people on the radio started talking about black ice after dark. I've had some mighty bad experiences on icy roads and don't wish to repeat them anytime soon.
It was pretty while it lasted though. It looked like someone had dusted everything with powdered sugar. It made me hungry.
It's supposed to get cold tonight. Very, very cold so we put heated kitty hut #4 into use. We have a another mysterious little visitor that we needed to make room for in order to make sure the regulars have someplace warm and dry to go at night. Ikea bags make great mini tarps. I will have to remember that for next year.
We've even got the chicken coop heat lamp in its own little tent in use during feeding times now. My deck looks pretty ridiculous but at least I can sleep at night without worrying too much about my furry friends.