Let's go back.
It was a fresh, new year, and I was looking forward to more happy times on the homestead.
My beloved sheep were still here, waiting for me at the gate as I went down to feed, on the first of January, 2020.
You see there was no snow on the ground that day, and the sun was shining.
I can tell from this picture I had not started feeding the birds along the railing, as I do now. As an aside.... I counted six squirrels yesterday afternoon, eating here during the snowstorm. I feed good.