As I sit here, it is beautiful outside – cold, but clear and the sky is resplendant. We just came back from cross-country skiing, but it looks like our days are numbered as to how long we will be able to ski, since the snow stuck to the bottoms of our skis and no glide! The deer have been checking our the tips of the tulips, so we’d better get busy putting wire up to fend them off. Three nighs ago it was minus 17.6 – but this morning it had warmed to minus 7! We are SO looking forward to spring. Ron has much chain-sawing to do, and I have yard work to do (repair work) plus we have siding to put on the workshop and a few other jobs waiting.