We have been doing a lot of shoveling this winter already, come to think of it winter has not started yet, at least according to the calendar. Wednesday evening and into Thursday we received another 8 inches of snow, that is on top of the 14 inches we received earlier. The pile above will be pushed back into the middle of the front yard so we have a place to put the rest of the snow that is bound to come.
Note: Just heard from a neighbor (who heard on the radio) that we have had 38 inches so far this winter and if it keeps up at this pace we will set a record by January.
It has been a rough winter for many areas of the midwest, Minneapolis has really been socked with snow, 18 inches in just last weekend's storm. Areas of New York state have received over 4 feet so far.
We have an older gentleman in our area that butchers a pig every fall and says he can tell how the winter will be based on the size of the pig's spleen. Well, I don't put much stock in this way of predicting, though he has been right in the past, however, this year I am hoping he is right because he said it would be cold from the middle of November right up until January and then it would warm up some. We have certainly had the cold, it has been below normal here, so I am counting on that warming up in January prediction!
The Cherry tree I planted last spring is buried up to its bottom branches.
Getting to the compost bin is more of a challenge.
The snow has been coming straight down and piling up, which for us is unusual. We usually have plenty of wind and the snow comes sideways and blows into drifts, while leaving other areas scoured clean. When the wind does start to blow, look out, this snow will be flying through the air.
How has your winter been so far?