A First Nibble of Winter

On Monday we had our first measurable snowfall, we’d had a few covering skiffs but this was about 3 inches of magnificent huge wet flakes, imparting spectacular beauty to the branches and landscape.  Today should be a pip, with nine inches expected.

Thus far even the temps have been reasonably mild, with some days requiring only a little time of my kerosene heater to take the chill out of the shop.  It looks to remain that way for until Christmas, and I will not mothball the hydropower until then.

[Update — At mi-day there were another 4-5 inches of snow, although it seems to be vacillating between fluffy flakes coming down hard and sleet.  Might by my first chance to use the mondo snow blower we bought 18 months ago.]