This is one of the views from the doorstep. That’s the newest addition to the pigs’ winter barnyard. We finished it after Thanksgiving 2011. This addition makes my winter chores much easier. I climb less hills with buckets of water and feed for the pigs. I’ve certainly tromped through less snow this year, thus far. (Today’s our first real snow, two days after this photo was taken.) I’ve slipped on a lot less ice lugging buckets too. Haven’t fallen and spilled buckets yet even once since the addition.