The dogs have begun to sleep in their winter pods again. In the summer they sprawl out on the veranda floor but in the winter they find their pods and curl up like fossils out of the wind and sleep there.
Here is a better picture for you in case you want to make these simple dog-beds for your dogs. Get a big plastic barrel and cut it into three. The two ends become pods, the center circlet is good for a small raised bed in the garden. In the summer I use these for water for the animals. The cats sleep in the pods too, which the dogs find irritating.
Old duvets are laid into the pods, and when it is colder I fold the blanket over the dog. The dogs take turns being on guard throughout the night. Around two in the morning the inside dog will wake me up and I open the bedroom french doors and the inside dog goes outside and the outside dog comes inside. Then I shut the door and go back to bed. And the new inside dog lays down beside my bed and the outside dog lays down at the top of the steps outside to watch the dark.
Lady Astor waiting in the gathering dark for her turn to be milked. She is endlessly patient.
The steer (Bobby Two) and Aunty Anna. Aunty Anna is probably the noisiest heifer I have ever met.
I hope you have a lovely day.