I took the day off. Sort of. No falling trees - just the usual chores. Sometimes it just catches up with me. The doggies have been pulling a disappearing act the last little while and while they do return it sure takes them a while after I stand on the porch and call them. I decided today to follow their tracks as we had about an inch of fresh snow last night and it would make tracking them pretty easy. I grabbed my camel back, with its little supply of emergency goodies, decided I didn't need the snow shoes, and started tracking. Should have taken the shoes.
Just as I started down the driveway following their tracks Xena showed up and was happy to show me where she had been and where Cleo still was. It was like they were very excited to show me where they had been playing.
-With the rabbits down in the Christmas Tree field and just over our West fence line. So we ended up going for a bit of a slog up our West fence line trail and back across the snow covered pasture to the house. It was quite a slog and there were three tongues hanging out by the time we made it back. Every body settled down for a bit of a nap. One of us had a cup of tea..
The local mountains looked like studies in charcoal . It was a very sunny day. Well appreciated after a week of overcast bleakness.
Hope your keeping warm and toasty and looking forward to Christmas.