'Tis the Season
December 10, 2013
Two weekends ago, Matt and I drove out with his folks to Wheeler's Tree Farm, a local u-cut, for our annual Christmas tree. It was pouring rain, so we were sopping wet by the time we arrived back at the house with our noble fir, but we were happy. We picked a good one this year.
Since then, the temperature has plummeted to the 30's, 20's and teens. We even managed a light dusting of snow this morning, which somehow makes winter's arrival that much more real. Winter is coming.
Although I was worried about the hens in our below-freezing weather, they've held up quite well. They're still active and curious, and they eat anything that moves. Their hardiness is a nice surprise.
Us indoor mammals, on the other hand, are much more inclined to complain about the cold. We don't know how to cope as well with our freezing hands and paws, so we hide under blankets and cups of hot beverages, and cuddle together to stay warm.