ice doings

there is a culture of ice fishing here.
 amish began buying old farms around here several decades ago.
it was inevitable the two would mix 
in yet another cultural exchange.
this photo has caused a bit of excitement on facebook!
which cracks me up.
you will note the horse is blanketed and in the sun
but it was cold and clear and 
i hope good fishing!
(see the hut?)
 at my place here i often see young deer
hanging out.
i speak to them.
 they browse.
all fluffy in the cold
like birds.
 some snow,
 some warmth,
stove wood at the new place
 warms twice (at least)
 big cold
moving in.
 the drainage from trout lake 
runs through the land
and away, 
under the road and away.