It’s been slow coming here, snow wise.  Recently we got 30+ inches and have been enjoying winter….finally.  We now have a good ground cover (several feet), though here we never actually had grass showing.  This is one of the things I like about winter in Vermont – snow on the ground all winter long.  I know – I’m probably certifiable.

Of course, this being March, these icicles don’t hang around that long.  We’ve had several good crops of them over the last week or so.  I know they are dangerous but I personally love them and the shapes they take on, especially if there is wind.

With large snowfalls like we have had, there are always casualties.  I neglected to get a photo of the stop sign in town that was sheared off about a foot off the ground.  But here is a mailbox drowning in the plow mounds along the side of our road.

And it is March after all, so that means SUGARING.  We’ve been out in the woods, drilling holes and putting in taps, hanging buckets and loving the ping ping in the bottom of the bucket.  We boiled down our first two pints (pictures later) – there could have been more had there not been a hole in our storage container.  (Sigh)  The days are perfect – warmer days, below freezing nights – and there is promise of more to come.  Ping, ping, ping….


4 Responses to “Winter”

  1. 1 Colleen Kole March 6, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Ahhh- I want to be sugaring too! No fair!

  2. 2 David March 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Fun Mom! I am looking forward to seeing the boiling in action!

    • 3 David March 8, 2010 at 5:27 pm

      Oh yeah, and simplyrobin is now located at instead of the old URL so you may want to update your link in the sidebar 🙂

  3. 4 Norma March 10, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    You must b a true Vermonter now to be so excited by all that snow. I’m so glad that ours is all gone and it’s finally warming up. I must admit, though, that your pictures are impressive.

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