Apparently not! More frigging snow yesterday, overnight temperatures getting down around -20 and no sign of any prolonged period above freezing in the forcast. On the good side we are now getting a few sunny days to bring the greenhouse up to a balmy 60f on occasion and bring on the gardening itch!
It seems I have had very little to say on these pages of late, I
must admit to this winter bringing me down, the winter blaas, cabin
fever, call it what you will but I begin to understand how some folks
can become seriously depressed during long periods of little sunlight
and enforced periods of little outdoor exercise.
In my own case it is not helped by my 'interest' in federal
politics, or to be more precise the never ending decline in our
democracy enabled and encouraged by Mr Harper and his group of
oligarchs. I do hope my 2 or 3 readers are taking notice of his
latest effort to disenfranchise voters and handcuff our Chief
Electoral Officer. Its depressing & troubling to watch when there
is little to do to stop him but talk about it and put a little public
pressure on the Harper regime but as much as it may feel better to
ignore these things we must fight for our democracy or loose it!
But enough of that, on to the next winter induced problem. Our
wood pile is depleted and we have just a few hours of burning left,
the reserve wood pile way back behind the barn has already been
dragged up to the house. Not an easy operation given that we had 2'
or 3' of snow between us and it, good job the neighbour farmer has a
big blower our little Fergi tractor struggles with 6”! Then there
was the removable of snow from the barn roof where the beams were
cracking with the weight, shoveling wet cement whilst standing on a
slippery sloping tin roof is not highly recommended for old retired
farts, or for anyone for that matter. I did get the critical area
cleared before taking the unintended big slide to the snow pile
below, fortunately the pile was high and the drop short!!
So thats the way it looks in these county hills as we wait for
that elusive spring. As my cousin in England talks of daffodils and
snowdrops we here continue to be more consumed with keeping warm and
snowblowing. Is it spring yet?
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