The temp dipped below zero last night as the crystalline snow poured down. Twelve fresh inches greeted us this morning as we headed out for farm chores. All the animals weathered the storm with their usual aplomb. We spent our day shoveling, sledding, feeding wood stoves and working in the shop. As we clean up from dinner the sky is clear and star-filled and the cold persists. Tomorrow promises more sunshine and frosty adventures.