Well it was another cold night last night....hopefully our last for a long while!!
As you can see by the picture below that Chad took at 6:00 AM this morning, it was about -6* outside. This thermometer is connected to the house under the patio so it was more than likely colder out in the fields.
I, along with you I'm sure (and the animals too), will be glad when it warms up a bit. This has been a very cold and snowy winter. Last winter it was warm which made it hard to do things around here in other ways as it was never quite cold enough long enough to freeze anything so we always seemed to be in working in mud...now this year we are in cold, ice and snow. Whatever happened to global warming--I like it better warm!! I'm not sure which is easier though (warm or cold) as the snow is making it hard to get things done around here too...just walking is a chore.
We have found it a major task to bring firewood out of the woods to sell as the 4-wheeler can just barely get itself going let alone a wagon full of wood.
It looks like we are in for a big thaw this weekend (YEAH) and temps are looking good for the beginning of maple syrup season, BUT I think we will have to sit this one out as even if we did tap trees and the sap flowed, we won't be able to get in or out of the woods to collect it until some of this snow melts. We had a big snow storm last year right before a major flow and it was horrible working in that. So I guess we will have to just watch the snow melt this time and catch the warmer temps next time around. Maple syrup season can be a short season (it depends on the weather) so we will be watching that closely.