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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Elegant patterns on the coop window-chickens snug inside
 Real Wisconsin winter is upon us, no more Mr Nice Guy!  The forecast was calling for negative single digits last night.  I've got the puffy down coat and -40 Carhart bib-overalls hanging in the hall.  Instead of just turning the light off in the chicken coop at 9pm, I switched them over to a red heat bulb for overnight.  Chicken popsicles are not my favorite flavor.  While the cold is dangerous and difficult to deal with, it is also heart-stoppingly beautiful.  As I crunched back to the house in the night, the stars looked so close, so bright, they just crowd the sky.  The half moon created shadows and made the snow sparkle.  The house ahead of me was lit up with warm yellow light, my loved ones inside.  Sigh...this is why I'm here...

1 comment:

Ruth Trowbridge said...

The perfection in those moments is a powerful tonic, there are very few people in the world whole can taste such complete joy. Peace