on the plus side it hasn't been anywhere near as cold overnight as the seasonal average ... 4 degrees last night and up here any winter minimum temp that doesn't actually have a minus in front of it is good
and we've had an inch or thereabouts of nice, slow, steady rain with more to come... although the goaty girls are just a wee bit less than impressed at the swamp that was formerly the house paddock. I've been trying to persuade them that swimming might be an impressive new skill to add to their collective repertoires but so far they remain unconvinced.
on the other side of the weather balance sheet, the ... and I use the term loosely ... "high" for today is a brisk 7 [ and it's snowing 'just down the road' at Gordon ]
nothing much more needs to be said, eh?