We went from t-shirt weather to Arctic temps with blowing snow and all the rest within a few days. Going outside almost hurts.
We "get" to go outside tomorrow and move snow. You do not remove snow, you move it from one spot to the next. I love winter, but it would be nice to get back into the upper 30s or 40s for a bit.
I am going through my organic seed catalogues, deciding what veggies and herbs to plant. I also have to figure out what to use for the sides of the raised beds. We get carpenter ants. Treated wood is "pie-son", and wood that is pest-resistant is very expensive. Maybe cinder-blocks? Hmmm... I will have to look at the recycling piles at the dump and see what I can use that will be safe, effective, durable, and not make our place look like the Clampett's place.
I hope it warms up enough for the birds. Poor things! We have a naughty squirrel to relocate somewhere far away from our vehicles. We cannot do that until spring comes. Moving him now with winter still in effect would be cruel. It is not like we can move his nest. When it is warmer, he can rebuild safely. The booger has been eating pine cones inside the motor compartments of our vehicles. We suspect he is the same one who stripping all of the black fiber stuff from the sides inside the motor compartments. Firewall fiber? No clue, but the guy has to move somewhere else.