This week we've had lingering snow that turned into an ice storm. Freezing rain, mist, and snow has come down consistently for three days. The Towhee's and a pair of Varied Thrush (common in Washington but rare to the potager) monopolized the bird seed. The Thrush would chase off the Towhee's, but they are so shy that they would fly away at any movement and the Towhees would come back. The chickens stayed inside the coop all day and I didn't see the goats come out of the shed once. Excitingly, we've had a couple of wylie visitors in the last few days. A family of coyotes have been howling and yipping in the garden the last few nights. Yesterday I saw a large male and female coyote walk through the garden, around the house and into the forest. Today the male walked up and down the driveway. Both times would have been great photos had I been able to grab the camera in time (Ugh!). I love to see them - they're big healthy and beautiful, but we worry about the livestock. Early to bed for everyone this week!