…and Castle Frostbite was released from its wintery enchantment, a full month ahead of schedule.
Dogs and kids, getting reacquainted with that green and brown stuff that covers the planet underneath all the snow:
Storm damage in the back yard, from the big ice storm that came through a few weeks ago. That will be a lot of firewood in the spring, when I fire up the chainsaw. The big tree in the background
is was a hundred-odd feet tall.
The snow berm in front of the kiddie bedroom and office, built 100% manual labor free by our amazing self-clearing Sarnafil roof:
Its counterpart in front of the kitchen, on the other side of the house:
And finally, the front of the Castle, now accessible without heavy snow-moving equipment:
Man, that is some glare coming off that white roof in the sunlight. Also: Mr. Snowblower out front was seriously underworked this year. I only had to call Sears Home Repair Service once. (Blessed be the 3-year warranty we bought with it.)
Yes, before you New Englanders chime in—I know that we can still get a foot or two of snow before we can safely break out the shorts and swim trunks. All things considered, however, it has been a mild winter, and it certainly feels like spring now. I am greatly looking forward to all the clean-up work I have to do around the house once all the snow and ice are gone. There’s a lot of dead wood to saw and chop, fences to be straightened out, and general spring maintenance to be done. The garage will require some Superfund-grade scrubbing with Clorox, too.
How has your winter been? (Did you southern folks have fun with all the snow that decided to head your way for the winter this year?)