Finally, the winter has dropped below zero. The chickens' water was frozen yesterday for the first time this time, and there are icicles in the stream, a bit like this.
Four Carmine cats at their post in the pantry. Second from the left is Mamma di Tutti, who has mothered more than 20 kittens in her long life. She's a tough nut, but now has difficulty eating and breathing and has lost so much weight I fear she may not see the summer. I'll do my best for her.