We've been through more firewood this Winter than EVER before. Just ordered another load yesterday and will be glad to have it.
It is minus one degree right now and the ice is hard as iron. Just for reference the average March temperature in the area from 1981 to 2010 was 41 degrees
Across the valley chimneys steam and smoke and the sky is showing that cold, all the way around the horizon, pink that early winter brings.
Red-winged Blackbirds and their ilk are now sixteen days late here at the Farm. Smart birds. What would they eat with everything locked down under ice and snow?
A couple of strays have been picked up in the county by other birders, but here at Northview Farm it is still all winter sparrows and Chickadees.
As far as I'm concerned the far far North can take back its weather and its kee kee birds any day now and send us normal early spring....you know, sunny and muddy one day, snow storm the next.
We're getting tired of shivering.