Winter is coming

St. Francis is looking especially stoic among my frosty Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ this morning.
Viola ‘Sorbet Midnight Glow’.

It’s a decidedly nippy 20 degrees here this morning.  The sun peeked over the hill about an hour ago but the needle on the thermometer in the woodshed hasn’t budged — and it’s in direct sunlight!  Everything is coated in a thick silver frost, like someone neglected to dust for about a decade.  I had to bring the chickens’ water font inside to fill it earlier because the outdoor spigots are frozen shut.

What a great day to stay inside and stoke the fire!  Maybe I’ll do some unnecessary baking.  I’m dying to try out Cooking Light’s new Triple Chocolate Muffins.

I hope you all stay warm and don’t have to work outside today.  (Boy, am I glad those days are behind me.)

— Amanda

P.S. Sorry about the Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire reference.  I am not a fan, but I couldn’t resist.

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