In the winter here in North Alabama, we have hard cold weather only a few days a year. When they come, they come with fury, and honestly, our infrastructure is not ready to handle it. Schools shut down with a slight threat of freezing rain or snow. Our civil services don't have the snow plows or salt trucks like northern states, in fact our budget for such things is very limited. But hey, we like it that way. When a light snow comes, the world seems to shut down for a bit, the slow moving south moves even slower, and family is forced to snuggle around the fire place. Here at Parson's manor we take time like this to remember the blessings from God, and eagerly look for Spring!
Animal care during the winter is not something we take lightly here. Squanto takes it serious too. Our farm cat is an indoor/outdoor cat. In the cold winter months he can be found snuggled up by the fire most evenings, but here is a rare glimpse of him braving the frozen pond.
A self-styled agrarian wanna-be, enjoying the goodness of the Lord.