I took a bit of a retreat; not the kind where you go away to a quiet, warm, place of simplicity, but the kind where you internally retreat and deliberately don't think or do much beyond what you need to. I needed time and space to absorb the sudden loss of two of the guardian dogs.
When I was ready to come back here the extreme cold and wind played interference with our Internet service for a few days. Another thing completely out of my control which seems to be a theme for me lately.
We are putting the tractor to good use with feeding and moving snow. Well truthfully, Allen does the majority of the snow removal on the days he is home. I do try but it is oh-so-much quicker if he is at the wheel. The amount of snow is odd given how cold it has been. Typically there is very little snowfall here when there is deep cold.
Life is pretty settled here. It was not at all difficult to retreat without needing to go anywhere. There is always the warm and cozy spot, right where the sun shines in and Kelpies curl up. :)