The trick is to judge the wind so the ashes scatter away from you. A good toss will send a fine ash for hundreds of feet on a gentle breeze leaving a light coat of ash along the snow to help melt the snow. This is great fun – Ben, shown above, begged to do this as his morning chores. He even scrounged more ash out of the stove when he ran out of buckets so he could keep playing with making designs in the snow. Farmstead fun.
Outdoors: 64°F/27°F Sunny Bare ground visible below spring in south field and north field.
Farm House: 65°F/45°F Abigail (yesterday) & Blackie farrowed
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/51°F