As we enter the darkest of days the equation goes like this:
(daylight time) = (time to do essentials) + (not very much)
(time to do essentials) = (constant) x W
where W is Weather factor (wind/rain/low temperatures)
during last year’s worst snow
(daylight time) < (constant) x W
but so far this month W has been low.
A lot of dark skies so when the light does shine through it is savoured
One of the Cayugas developed a limp and had to do a lot of sitting down.
She was given her own sitting down place, where she received visitors
In a day or two she was standing up
and able to get around again
Perversely, these shortest days are when the ducks start laying again after an Autumn break. Certainly James and Cagney are back in the mood, after a moulting time
It is a spectator sport
and stimulates one of the young cockerels to try out his crow
Other sights from the last few days: