Today was the Big Day when THIEVES LIKE US hit the bookstores, so I scraped off the barn dirt and the eau de horse, and went down to my local Borders to sign their copies. They had twice as many copies of this book as the last one, because they said the last one sold out in a few days. Cool!
And back at the barn, I've made the last step toward winter, plugging in the water heaters. The horses have a submersible coil in their large water bucket, and the chickens have a heated base for their water can, pictured below. The little dish next to it is for Zoe, the cat who sleeps with them every night.