The year is still at its nadir, and the animals and garden are intent on just getting by until spring. Snowdrops and hellebores have appeared, only to drown in the rain.
The alpacas welcome neither the rain nor the wind, but do their best to sunbathe when there is any sun to be had.
The emus have not shown any interest in breeding thus far -- you can see Odette behind the pacaboys in the picture. Either they can't stand the sight of each other or the weather is so bad even winter-breeding birds are not interested.