Dug carrots in the garden this afternoon - tough going as the ground was semi-frozen down about 3" but up they came. Kharimha (horse) and Chibi (dog) were both happy, and there are even enough left for dinner. Very satisfying.
As we sat in the hot tub this morning, with a breeze and blue skies, feeling the winter warmth of the sun, we were regaled by the sound of about 50 sparrows that seem to have taken up residence this year, having discovered the plenty of daily chicken food. Not sure how to solve this one yet, but don't want to chase all the other birds away with sparrows. And layer pellets are too expensive!