Today was actually rather warm; we broke freezing and despite the snow on the ground and the chill in the air, there was a rather balmy feel to the place. Of course once the sun set, all of that changed and snow began to trickle down again, but during the day, while the sun shone, it was a bright and cheerful.
Yesterday OTOH was a horror. It was cold, extremely windy and while the sun was bright and shone, one step out of the house led to a quick retreat homeward. The only one that I could see actually enjoying the weather was our winter lover, Gusto, the family Borzoi. He stood on the hill, sniffed the wind and looked eagerly about for passerbys. None of course were to be found and he seemed somewhat found.
When it is windy, like yesterday, even the cockerels won't really walk about. They hover towards to the hen house and look leeward for respite. The hens though seem not to care and yell and squeal for release-- let me out of here. The boys seem to think, or want to believe, the girls are crying for them...ah love is in the air.