After Sunday's snowstorm and subsequent ice storm,
the sun rose yesterday morning on a beautiful white world.
We only had 4 inches of snow, with an icy crust on top of it...
but I suspect it will be here to stay for a while.
Temperatures are to remain cold (sub-freezing) this week, with 5 to 8 more inches of snow
I encourage the horses to spend time out in the pasture...
even though there is no available grass right now.
I spread piles of hay for them to eat and they spend their hours
chasing each other away from said hay.
Eventually, it all gets eaten and in the process the horses get some exercise
and a change of scenery.
Winters get long and boring for the animals,
unless we humans make it a little more interesting for them.
Liberal portions of treats certainly help!
I made a quick trip to the feed store yesterday afternoon for goat feed.
On the way I took a few photos.
Winter gives you a better idea of our terrain.
(There's hardly a flat piece of land to be found here in the hills.)
And there's nothing like a clear day for some wintry pictures.
Upon my return home, there was a package awaiting me...
my King Arthur Flour sourdough starter.
I immediately fed the starter and placed it on the counter to rise.
I will continue to feed the started until it is ripe and ready to use.
First recipe on the list: sourdough English muffins.
My mouth is already watering!