Papa Pea does such a good job of banking the fires in our wood stoves last thing at night that we had half a log perking away inside each stove when we got up this morning.
School for today was put on a two-hour delay with reports saying conditions would be better around mid-morning.
Papa Pea heading out for morning chores.
Upon rising today, our thermometer showed a low reading over night of -11° and there's only a little wind ruffling the tops of the trees. That's all good news.
I do wish we had this much snow (old picture shown above) now as we go into the coldest part of our season, but we don't. It was taken in 2014 and we've not had that much snow on the ground of a winter since. Currently, there is an almost-adequate covering on the ground, which will help, but we could use more. The raised beds in the garden are just barely covered.
More Christmas cookie baking for me on the schedule today. And I want to (really have to) get started on wrapping the presents that will go under our tree. Sadly, my gift wrapping skills seem to have fallen by the wayside in the last several years, and
it's become a bit of a chore it doesn't seem as much fun as it used to!
Well, what am I grousing about? This is going to be mighty fine day for staying inside, filling the house with the aroma of baking goodies . . . and wrapping presents.