Its 10:40 PM on January 11th and its raining. In fact, its been raining off and on since last night. This unusual because I live in Minnesota and in January the weather is supposed to cold, really cold like 10 degrees below zero. So far nothing has been normal about this winter. We have almost no snow, the weather is mild sort of, and there have been two thaws. But that should change in about 24 hours when a cold front sweeps down from Canada. In the meantime I am planning gardens, tending my sheep and chickens, and enjoying the warm weather.