My grooming customers rearranged their appointments for today. The first big storm of the season is upon us. While Mainer's are not slowed down much by snow, this storm promised snow followed by freezing rain, a dreadful combination. I woke to a word awash is shades of gray and white, and it was cold when I did chores, 14 degrees. The horse was waiting in the pasture for breakfast, her thick winter coat blanketed in snow. She didn't care. The goats only came out of the shed because I promised breakfast. They all got a warm drink from the heated bucket after they ate, and headed back inside, out of the storm. I filled the hay racks up and they settled in for a quiet day of eating and napping. The chickens refused to step outside, as did the ducks. I brought them all warm water and a big breakfast. I added extra hay to the rabbits cage, he burrows down deep and looks cozy.