Poof! Fall was gone.
Thanksgiving morning dawned sunny and warm, at least for November.
After checking things out at the farm, I headed out for my solo turkey trot.
Wearing just knee-length tights and light long sleeves, I felt perfectly dressed for the mid-40’s weather.
After 2 miles passed my hands started to get chilly, and I wished for mittens to snuggle them into. I was glad I’d at least remembered to cover my ears with a fleece headband.
Another mile down the road the wind really started blowing, and my arms and bare legs started to feel the cold.
I picked up the pace as I turned around, and I saw the sun disappear under the building clouds. I figured I should hurry things along, so I started really pushing to finish the second half of my 10K strong.
By the time I arrived back at the farm I could feel with certainty a storm would be coming. The weather was originally predicted to be nice on Thanksgiving with colder temperatures and wind arriving Friday.
But things happened a little faster. We left for Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma’s house about 12:30, and by the time we sat down to dinner thick snowflakes were falling.
After massive helpings of delicious turkey with all the trimmings, we figured we needed to go back to check on things at the farm.
It was hard to believe the swirling wind and snow arrived so quickly. “Was I really running with bare legs just earlier this morning?” I thought to myself.
We did get to go back to Grandma’s for pie later, and let’s just say we drove carefully over the snowy country roads.
Things have been cold since Thanksgiving, with a high temperature today of about 18*.
I think tomorrow it is finally supposed to get above freezing, and I’m looking forward to it!
I realized I haven’t posted many farm pictures lately, so I took a few to share during the day and then as dusk was setting in. The babies are doing well in their little coats and cozy hutches.
I hope everyone had a blessed holiday weekend. Maybe you also made it out for a turkey trot, solo or organized. If so, how did it go? Has winter arrived where you are?