I seem to be cranking out material faster than I can get up to the ranch house and post it, so the news you read here will already be old news. A lot has happened overnight – namely, the arrival of several inches of snow, driven by a high wind, that’s piled up in drifts. I walked up to the spot where I can get a `phone signal a little after six this morning. It was very heavy going, and the wind up there was vicious. Still, managed to text home, cancelling this afternoon’s `phone conversation.