Monday, November 16, 2015

fire and ice

it rained off and on all day yesterday, the rain turning into hail in the early evening, and last night brought the first bit of icy weather we've seen this fall.  it was a little breezy and 30F when i went out to feed the ducks and chickens this morning and never broke 50F all day.

a thin layer of ice covered the water in the ducks' pool


duck down encapsulated in ice


staal decided to burn the pile of brush we accumulated over the summer.  i helped keep an eye on the fire for a while.  it was a good way to keep warm on a cold day.  i found a wonderfully textured piece of ice that had formed on a tarp nearby.






seems like this fall and winter may be shaping up to be cooler than last year.