Title; The Farmer.
Characters; a farmer.
For the 'Ice and snow' challenge.
Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.
His breath formed puffballs of mist as he climbed from bed; the water in the jug was ice-crusted. He opened the door a crack and saw that outdoors the world wore a white shroud. The snow hid the imperfections in the buildings and regularised patched walls and roofs.
Handfuls of straw pushed into too-large footwear, and then feet wearing two pairs of well-darned socks, before he ventured out to feed his stock. Soon the children would waken and delight in snowballs.
Last year he had been a child – until the war – now he was too busy filling his father’s boots.