This barn, on the other hand, which also still has cattle, was looking a little gloomy on a grey day two weeks ago, and there was a fine dust of snow blowing in the air. The cattle were sensibly staying inside.
Have you noticed the days getting longer? I took the dog out for a walk at 5.15 today, and it was still light out 15 minutes later. That's nearly an hour more daylight than we had on Dec. 22nd, the winter solstice. And I've heard a Chickadee giving it's spring call ('ham buuurrrger'), and a woodpecker drumming in the distance. I think the longer days are starting to tune them in to the fact that we're steadily moving toward spring.
I've done fine on my walking/cardio this week, though I'm not bothering you with a daily report. With 3 cross-country ski outings, each an hour and a half, I've got my full 7 hours in, some of which was pretty good cardio!