The groundhog probably didn’t see his shadow today for what ever that is worth. Both yesterday and today were snowy. As of noon we’ve gotten about 12″ and more is coming. This is good. We need the snow. The snow will melt slowly in the spring to replenish the water table. I would rather get lots of snow than intense rains. A dry winter is not good as it leads to drought in the summer. So while the snow does make it a little harder to work and causes us to adjust our driving schedule for deliveries it is still most welcome.
A funny thing is that it doesn’t feel like we have as much snow on the ground as we do. The reason is the snow comes on gradually and we just end up walking a little higher up day after day. At this point we can easily step over fences that would be chest high in the warm weather. The four foot tall hay bales in the photo above demonstrate this. Half of them is hidden below the snow pack. What is on top actually got cleared a few times from Ben and Hope playing on the hay, hopping from bale to bale.
In the local newspaper they have “A Life” stories about local people who have recently died. One such story was about Philip Phillips. Phil was a Phd married to Philis and for phun did timber phraming. He was not a physicist but rather a microbiologist. Philip and Philis Phillips lived in Norwich – no ‘f’ sound there. Today is Punxsutawney Phil’s day. That’s a phun phact. Now I’ve got ‘ph’s on the brain. I’m sorry there was no shadow Phil. Try again next year.
Outdoors: 19°F/-1°F 12″ Snow
Tiny Cottage: 68°F/60°F
Daily Spark: Physics works. When you think it doesn’t that just means you don’t understand it. This can be said of a lot of things.