We DO have water indoors, however! Not to all of the taps, of course: that will have to wait for spring; but pails are easily filled from the well, right in the utility room. The water was mud-brown when Iain first ran it, but cleared up after a few hours: typical for a well left alone for several months, especially one so new.
While he was waiting for us to arrive, Iain puttered about the place and at one point needed a tool, which led him to search in the shed. He didn't find the allan key he wanted, but he did find where the squirrel had stored his winter supply of acorns.
|It was a fruitful year for the oak trees, and the squirrels took full advantage of it.|
|These two are fairly tame. One had a broken leg earlier this year, but has healed and can use it now.|
|These guys are fast!|
|He doesn't look very big in this picture, but Gray Jays are as large as a Blue Jay, or perhaps a bit bigger.|