It’s one of those very, very grey days of winter.

The cloud cover is heavy, it is 0 degrees C and there is a touch of rain mixed with snow. Not good for skiing today, but the past week has been great.

In fact, one day I was able to sneak ski through the woods to overlook the bean field, and sure enough, there were 2 moose and seven deer, not carelessly munching away at the beans, but motionlessly looking in my direction. They were quite sure they had heard a two legged being – the most dangerous creature on this planet. We stood for a long time just looking at each other, but when I moved to get closer they all ran off.