We have a beautiful sunny day going on here after a fresh coating of snow overnight. Our turkey friends have visited early, most flying out of the woods rather than trying to wade through about a foot of snow now on the ground. Unfortunately, Fred had to go out to clear the driveway and they all took off, but I'm sure they will fly in again once things are quiet again.
I had a note from Andy Rudin this morning with this link about Christmas tree farming in Massachusetts. I don't think Vermont has been as severely impacted as other states by drought, but we are certainly very aware this past year was much drier than usual. It appears we are going to need to conserve and adapt - sooner rather than later. Thanks to Andy for sending that.
With another 3.5 inches of snow in the past 24 hours, we now have about 12 inches of snow on the ground. It's not only beautiful, but it gives hope there will be a great ski and snowmobile season this year and that all the snow will help the drought conditions. It seems we are pretty much insured a White Christmas - although that could change, as we all know. So far, things are lookin' good.