Torrential rains over frozen ground created a moat around the cottage on Friday. Fortunately, only the garage was flooded--we have had quite enough water damage this year, thank you very much.
As you can see, the children thought this was great fun and stomped about in boots all day, sailing a fleet of paper boats and praying for the whole thing to freeze into a skating rink! Being the fun-over-practicality type, I was hoping for this myself, but a warm Saturday left the yard almost dry. If we did not have these photos as proof, the temporary lake would seem almost like a dream to me now.