We’re supposed to get another foot of snow tonight. This, of course, will foul up the morning commute. I’d say something akin to “I feel for the commuters” but I’ll be one of them. I’m doing an overtime shift from 5a to 7p tomorrow. It’ll take me over an hour to get to the base without snow so I can only imagine how long it’ll take me to get there with snow. I won’t be volunteering for this shift again that’s for sure!
Despite the threat of snow the last few days have been beautiful. While Air is still cold Sun is warm, hot even. Sun has been melting the snow and ice slowly. Not only do I see this all around I can tell by the emergency calls which go out: snowmobile through the ice. Even if the temp is below zero a bright warm sun will start to melt and crack the ice so BE CAREFUL. And watch your dogs.
Because of the snow I’ve not been able to start any seedlings. I made the same mistake this year as I did last year when it comes to seedlings: I forgot to put some dirt into a bucket. The reason I wanted to do this is so I could bring the bucket in from the shed and thaw out the dirt so I’d have some for seed trays; the bonehead that I am I forgot to before it all froze at the beginning of the winter. I think most of the seeds are going to be direct sow which is something I’d rather not do as it puts the growing time back. But due to a lack of soil and cats who eat my seedlings (bastards!) I think that’s the way it’s going to have to go.
We got our half pig from the Gitches last week and had our first porkchops last night. Sooooo yummy. We were supposed to have people over for Sunday dinner tonight but because of the snow they canceled. Bummer. We love having people over for dinner.