|It's not quite that cold inside; the station is sitting on a north windowsill.|
The sun made an appearance and the weather station Rick got me for Christmas said it got up to 30° today, but the wind rattling the house had me psyched out. It took stepping out to get some more firewood to realize that it was tolerable – and seeing the outside temperature drop a degree. Before it dropped further I decided to get dressed in winter riding gear to check stock feed and water (good thing, too; Lance had managed to unplug his stock tank heater and his water was frozen), knowing that getting ready and out the door is the biggest hurdle.
My little mental game worked. I tacked up Lance and we headed out on a ride through the woods, mostly sheltered from the wind. Then I walked down the lane to get our mail, and saw today's treasure, a lovely evening sky.
It's down to 22° now with calmer winds. Time to hit the hay – or rather, the fleece sheets – so we can all get up and get to school (first day after Christmas break) and work on time tomorrow.
That's it for today from . . .