We had extreme cold, snow, then snow melted off, followed by rain, another round of cold, and now we have 4" of new snow and more coming. I love it, it looks nice. I wish it had waited a few more days, because I need to drive to a special clinic 3 hours away for knee injections. My kneecaps are rubbing on my leg bones and these gel injection buffer it and allow me to walk pain free. The gel gets absorbed into the body and the pain will return and then you need another shot. The gel last 3-9 month depending on your body and activity. I need it every 3 months. Gotta love the 4" long needle, but it does not hurt. They ice up the knee and the gel contains lidacaine. Well back to my story. Duckies are out bobbing in the snow loving it. They use their A-frames with hay to take 30 minute breaks and off they go again. They are good walkers, and are busy all day long. They all had a nice warm bath yesterday, after looking like pigs due to mudding for a few days, until it turned cold again. Now they are nice, clean, and loving the snow. Last night the weather man talked about the Lunar Eclipse on Monday night, and about the short daytime hours in Alaska. This got me to wonder how people keep their ducks in such a harsh environment. Not only cold, but lots of snow, and no or very little light. How do you guys deal with it? How do you manage your ducks? Are you promoting egg production with extra light? I would love to hear from you guys in Alaska. Hope you guys take your vitamin D supplements too.