By the time I got to chores, the snow squalls had blown away and the temperature was falling fast. It was 3° but felt colder as I trundled the loaded wheelbarrow back and forth in the wind. The animals were happy to scamper into the barn and have me pull the big doors shut.
Sunrise is now around 7:30 AM and sunset around 4:30 PM. The infinitesimally longer days are cheering.
It may be -20° in the morning but we’re inching our way back to June.