The big storm predicted for western Colorado has so far only sent us rain and created a huge mess. Right now it’s raining over the frozen ground and once it does cool off and freeze, the driveways are going to be one solid sheet of ice. The worst part is that the snow pack is melting. We need snow not rain. Every January we get a period of thawing. It’s normal but it is always a bit unwelcome. Ah well by February we’ll be wishing it was this warm. Sheep are unhappy, it’s wet it’s muddy and there aren’t any nice clean snow cones to eat.