Our very first snow stuck, until midday the next day, when the shining orb in the sky worked it out that it turn back into water. The sunny day heated up the house to 70 degrees. At this time of year the direct sunlight comes more than half way in, heating up the floor, and making it unnecessary to fire up the wood stove.And, all praise the large orb in the sky! By February, it will come out like once a week, and we’ll all turn South and say things like, My God Woman, what in the? Over there! Ahh, it’s burning my eyes. Could it be, that the tales hold truth? And so on… For now though, the sun is still shining and the passive-solar, earth-bermed design of this house is winning.