Yes, it’s really winter. We’ve been down below 0(F) the past couple nights, with the days not quite getting to double-digit temps. The house was 41 this morning… needless to say the wood stove is burning a bit more than usual. Still, it’s considerably warmer here than up in Quebec (where we were a few weeks ago) or central Vermont (where I’m heading tomorrow.) And it’s much, much warmer here, than, say, this town in Siberia. Those people are seriously tough.
Average kitchen temperature for the winter still hovers at about 52.6F.