We have had snow, wind, and animal visitors this week.
Our first visitor was before the cold weather hit. A buck mule deer came to the porch to enjoy one of our pumpkins.
Then, as the temperatures dropped and the snow began to fall we had a visitor beckoning us from the door. Begging to be let in to the warm house. It was our barn cat, Midnight.
As you can see, he wasted no time getting comfortable in puddles of sunshine, or on his back, or next to me while I was knitting on Baby’s Christmas stocking.
We have also had a large herd (200+) of elk coming through the property each day. One day they even ran through at full stampede, which was amazing to watch. I don’t know what got them so upset and running.
We got a good 6-8 inches or so of wet snow, which thoroughly stuck to the fishing line “web” above the barnyard, as well as the deer-proof back yard fencing.
With the winter weather settling in, we have been prepping the animals by getting the heated waterers set up and making sure everyone has good deep bedding. We are rotating rabbit water bottles inside to thaw each morning. Our winter routine is beginning to set in. We have also been working on knitting, crafting, and organizing projects inside, as well as planning for the holidays. We are also all enjoying getting to know our new farm addition, Tess.
Another storm is moving in this week, we are glad to be warm and cozy by the fire.