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I've been lured into complacency by the mild temperatures this winter.

The air smelled of straw, sawdust and livestock at the agricultural fairgrounds this Saturday, and the bahs ands bleets of sheep mingled with shouts...

Because it has been so rainy and gloomy, there have been endless days of no sunshine.

I never left the house on Sunday or Monday except to quickly care for the chickens.

Here we are, another week into January, and, in my opinion, unseasonably warm.

What a difference a week makes in weather world.