Hello and welcome to March here in the arctic. Southwestern Ontario is not supposed to have these low temperatures in March. Monday night was down to -21.5C and Sunday was -19.6C here. Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. was still -21C here while at the same time the N. Pole was at -27.4C and the S. Pole was even colder at -42.8. So from that perspective then we were not so bad off were we? At the other end of the scale, Tombouctou was at +29.4C a bit below average. We also had a good bit of snow on Saturday which was blown about enough to really plug up our laneway and the snow was very hard packed too. It was not a lot but enough to make the laneway impassable. Aerron and I were both quite worn out and not in a good position to
shovel out the lane again so we called on the horses for only the second time this year. Aerron worked them very carefully and took care not to get them winded or even sweating. He would give them a long break after only one pass with the snow dump before starting another pass. They did a good job and because more snow came overnight and because the first job left quite a bit unmoved, Aerron had them out again the next day and was even more careful with them. At the end of the day, the both of the horses were just fine and were not at all exhausted from their workout. We would really like to see an end to winter. Another couple of weeks should make a
big difference as the sun moves closer to our tropic. The trees will be tapped and the sap will flow. The snow will melt and the river will flood and soon the temperature will stay above freezing at night until autumn rolls around. And then we can really get to work and put “another season’s harvest in the ground” … and maybe I’ll listen to The Field Behind The Plow too.
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