We've been coping quite well with this cold snowy winter. My husband loves it, and while I don't nessesarily dislike the cold, I'm very much looking forward to next week when our little town is supposed to warm up to 40 degrees.
The ice is so thick under the packed snow, it's going to take a lot of warm sunshine to melt it all.
Thankfully, our house is warm enough inside that we don't have to be bundled up constantly. We have a outdoor wood burning stove, rather than heating with gas, oil or electric and we love it. The stove actually works as a boiler, heating water that circulates through our home through pipes. So no risk of fire or smoke as with traditional woodstoves, and we control the temperature with a thermostat.
Here he is, my dashing young husband on his little tractor, plowing a path to the chicken coop.
And while he was outside playing working we found a project inside.
This was so much fun! We used a linolium cutter to carve out the rubber to make birds, trees, butterflies, strawberries..... we've been stamping everything in sight. The cutter and rubber were easy enough to find, and we used ColorBox stamp pads. I would like to get a couple of tubes of block printing ink so that we can stamp on fabric as well.
Mountaineer was outside, chasing the tractor - he loves the snow.