Maybe it will be maybe it won't, but there's no denying that it's colder than it has been. The wind was positively frigid, and as the sun sinks, I can feel the intensity of the freeze increasing.
We scurried around this afternoon, packing on a little extra remay here and there, bringing in some food, giving the chickens some treats, and enjoying the sun. My big monkey ran over the hillsides with a light windbreaker and mudboots with NO SOCKS! No complaining, either, so I guess I'll just take it as a small victory that she's wearing shoes at all. Amazingly, the rain barrel spigot was not frozen so the little puppy boy got to do one of his favorite things - make mud. There will be beautiful mud crystals in the morning ice.
Now, time for fire wood and dinner, a long night of bright stars. It's good, so good.
I hope you're all gratefully warm out there!