The locals talk about this winter. They can remember two others that were as bad or worse, but one was in the 1970's and the other even earlier. This was a hard winter on the animals with no let up from the cold and snow. The snow pack was over 6 feet in places.The animals could step over fences and they did. Gates were frozen 2-3 feet under the snow and ice. The pipes froze in the house and the septic tank froze when the frost creeped down inside it. It is not a winter that I would like to repeat any time soon. Being my second, after last winter, which was mild by comparison, I am hoping that the next won't be one people can remember like the one in the 1970's. If it is another 30 years until the next bad winter, then I am good with that!
Fluffy writes daily about the experiences on the farm and with the bed and breakfast patrons.