O, the variable prairie!
After -20° yesterday morning, it gave us 52° this afternoon. The pups were overjoyed. We took a nice long walk and Mags even went along. She does not like really cold weather and doesn't like walking through lots of snow and ice. But it was downright balmy today and there were plenty enough clear-ground spots to keep her happy. I was even able to gather some kindling from under the cottonwoods and pull some wood out of the main woodpile to dry up on the deck.
Emma and Jack "hunted" the brushy fenceline behind the house, smiling all the time. The really cold, restrictive weather is hard on them but they are being much better about it than I have any right to expect.
A very pleasant afternoon all in all.