Matty the guard-donkey is always ready to lend a hand (or back) when hens seek out transport from point A to point B, especially when it is snowing. Pictured below with Matty is Stella the hen.

Like many parts of North America, we have received our fair share of unseasonably cold weather and snow. We are certainly not snowbound, but have chosen to postpone the weekly shopping trip and some medical appointments for the moment. It appears the present storm is moving on shortly.

In the meantime, rain or shine, snow or sleet, we keep you our friends and families around the world in our thoughts and prayers. Please keep us in yours. Thank you.

Abbot Christian and the monks.