Chica appears to have settled into her new routine fairly well - as long as no other dogs are vying for attention she feels she should be receiving. I hope everything goes okay.
Up to this point we in the hills have endured about 9 days of high winds (20+ mph). With the newly expanded clearing, I am seeing significant wind sculpting of snow. Kind of pretty, but I worry about the potential for drifting snow, which up to this point hasn't been an issue. The good news so far is that temps have been relatively mild (only to -9F, -22C) here at the farm, while some outlying areas have already seen near -40F/C. We still don't have much of a snowpack, just 7 inches (18cm). It is enough to cover all of the trailing blackberry vines and the Triple Crowns. I'm hoping for a good crop of blackberries next year!
I'll leave you with a few recent pictures.
Early winter snowcover on the bramblery
Sunshine has been so plentiful I haven't had to run the generator yet.
Chica enjoying a game of "stick" - her version of fetch, the longer the stick the better!
I'm already starting to miss her!