Sweater Weather [Basil]

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1. Poor Basil does not enjoy the winter. He especially dislikes being cold and does everything he can to keep himself, his pippets, and his home as warm as possible. He always bundles up a ridiculous amount whenever he goes out after it snows, though he tries to spend as much time indoors as possible. Pouflons he knows well often joke that he goes into hibernation once the fall finally starts to turn to winter.

2. Basil puts thick curtains on the windows come wintertime. In the warmer months he’ll have sheerer ones, but during the winter nights he wants to keep in as much of the Sun’s warmth as possible. The curtains stay open during the day, but at night he closes them all tightly. Pictured: Sago “helping” put up the winter curtains. Basil tries not to laugh at this because that would only encourage him. 

3. Basil drapes tarps over the gardens on the side of his house to give the remains of his flowers and crops extra warmth and protection until they can start growing again in the spring. Peasprout loves to try to help with anything he can, but unfortunately he sees placing the tarps down as a potential game of tug-of-war. He means well. It's hard to be strict with him when he looks so happy all the time. 

4. The pippets’ pond has an outdoor section, but the pippets who live there aren’t very accustomed to the cold. Basil keeps a bag of enchanted rocks that absorb and use sunlight to emit constant warmth that he places in the pond in the winter. He also surrounds the pond with plastic pulled taut between wooden boards to keep out the wind and trap additional sunlight. The sister paponis watch him warily as he places rocks throughout the pond. This is their first winter with him, but he explains what he’s doing to them as he works to keep them calm. 

(The panels surrounding the pond are inspired by the panels that my family uses to keep our chickens warm in the winter. They do a lot more than you would expect to trap heat and keep out wind; it's a pretty significant difference.)

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