Sunny but it is cold. 33 this morning, breezy, 50 but didn't feel like it. Supposed to get down in the upper 20's tonight. No snow, had 1.6 inches rain the other day. You can keep the snow. But we would be better with snow than rain if it gets any colder because it is not as hard on the animals if it is snow instead of cold rain that soaks through and chills every inch of the animal.
Footboards were originally used to drape the heavy rugs over that people used for warmth. Then the sleeper was able to rest, with toes pointed up instead of crushed downwards by the weight of the covers. Sleeping with toes pointed down leads to charley horse leg cramps.