Sunday, February 8, 2009
Tom's Farm and Weather Journal - February 8
I was surprised to see that I haven't written a weather journal entry since December 22. It's been a cold few weeks here and quite snowy. Those of us who live where it's cold in the winter know that January sometimes just takes over. The January 16th high was 4ºF and the low was -36ºF. I keep up with moving firewood, taking care of the barn animals, raking snow off our roof and plowing our yard. But January days are short, and mostly I leave for work in the dark and get home in the dark so some things get left undone. One of these is shoveling. Instead of clearing a path, we just walk out our doors and pack the snow into trails. Mostly this works fine, but the last two days have been warm and now that packed snow has turned to ice. So on this warm day (high 45ºF) I got out the chopper blade and went to work.