Heading into the last stretch of winter now, getting anxious for spring. This year we have plenty of firewood left for the stove, due to an unfortunate change of plans mid-winter that meant switching our wood boiler out for a gas boiler. Really wasn’t excited about going back to gas heat, but at least we have the wood stove for the chilly days. No need to crank the gas furnace since the Mountain Man can roast us all out with the wood stove in the living room in less than an hour.
The up and down temps have left all of the creeks and rivers in our area climbing their banks. Out on a drive the other day, we saw many roads that had water up to the edges on both sides. Every time we get snow it is followed by crazy warm temps and we are nearly swimming again. The picture below is the creek in our side yard. It is usually barely over a trickle, just enough for the mud bugs to splash through in the summer. It is now running high and full of ice jams. I don’t know what it is about fog that makes me feel like bad news is coming.