The following two shots are of our back wood working area.
This is looking to the right.
And this is looking to the left.
Ice. Solid ice. This is a result of our high temps this winter. Well, maybe not "high" for some of you, but certainly not usual winter temperatures for us in northern Minnesota. We've even reached up into the 40s a few days, and the snow we received at the first part of winter continues to melt a little each day.
This month of February has so far given us temperatures quite a bit above normal so much of the area we keep plowed has turned to ice. It makes driving in and out of our one-quarter mile driveway interesting.
Not especially nice for being out and around anywhere, but it has been easy on our supply of firewood.
We typically receive our greatest amount of snowfall in the month of March, but by then the sun is high enough that much of it hitting the ground melts during the day. And will probably make more ice when the temperature drops at night.
We may soon be putting on our ice skates to do our outside chores!