Today the temperature is sitting at -17C (+2F), and the sky is clear for the first time in 3 days.
Crisp, but not too cold for working outside. The horse trough was low, and guess what, some idiot (me), didn't properly drain the 100 feet of hose. So, coil up a stiff, frozen hose, haul it to the house and wait for it to thaw.
The horses were enjoying the sun, and it is amazing how hot their coat gets in the sun even at that cold a temperature. It's a great place to warm up some frozen hands when they are wet from the hose. The horses don't seem to mind at all.
At this time of year only about three weeks from the shortest day of the year, the sun doesn't get very high above the horizon and doesn't stay up long at all. It makes for long shadows most of the day.
This is the time of the year that I used to hate. Get up in the dark, go to work in the dark, and come home in the dark! It's not so bad now because I can get up, feed the horses and chickens, pop a couple of vitamin D pills and read or whatever.
Life is good on the Acreage!