It warmed up so much last week that it actually hit 50 degrees and we had rain, which melted all the snow. Instead of being trapped in the barn by many feet of snow, Tessa and the donkeys have the whole farm to roam.
It's a stark and wonderful contrast to this time last year.
We will still get some terrible weather. It is early yet and snow and cold forecast every day this coming week. Usually though, by the time it gets to be February, we have already had a long, grinding winter and we are still looking at the worst to come. I haven't gotten over the misery of last winter and I am grateful for every day of no snow and thankful every time the sun comes out.
Feb. 5, 2015
Feb. 5, 2016
What a difference a year makes.