Beautiful, chilly night..

Just "put the barn to bed." Broke the ice for the ducks, gave water and hay, mucked about. Visited. It'll be another cold night for them. But all is cozy down there. The ducks and chickens are nested down—the sheep have a good bed of insulation. Walking back to the house, I notice the incredibly bright moon to the east...and showers of stars, west... Inside, is warm. The spicy aroma of marinated and sauted lamb and veggies lingers. The candlelight is fine.