Godt nok er det altså ikke særligt koldt i dag, kun lige under frysepunktet, men vi har fået herligt meget sne det forgangne døgnes tid.
Today the street lamps were put out as we came out the door, and snow was falling! MotherOwl knows perfectly well that Candlemas was yesterday - and we celebrated it Sunday, but this old poen about the hardest, coldest time of winter is very appropriate. Well, it is not that very cold yet only just below zero, and the days are longer by 1 hour 49 minutes - still most of them are in the evening, and only 41 minutes in the morning.
At candlemass winter was half past. That is to say, that half the time where the animals were stabled and had to be fed, was behind us at candlemass. And if less than half the hay, oats etc. was left, you might have to consider slaughtering some of the animals.
Solopgang/solnedgang: 8:04/16:44, dagens længde 8:40, tiltaget 1:49 (Kilde: DMI)