We're approaching the Spring equinox.
I strapped on the snowshoes today & went for a trek.
(Mitch got me gaiters for Christmas, a thoughtfully practical gift.)
Our picnic table in the backyard, below:
If I walk where the kids have driven snowmobile sometime over the winter, I can stay mostly on top of the snow.
If I venture off, however, the snowshoes aren't much help.
I even wore Mitch's today, to give myself a bigger "paw".. but the snow is so powdery, I sink down knee deep. The snow of course caves in over the top, and I have to pull the covered snowshoe back up with each step. Best to keep to some kind of trail.
Not going to lie - I fell down twice today.
McGee stays on the trails as much as possible, too - hard work for him swimming the powdery sea elsewhere. While this has got to be hard for the deer at this time of year, it's good to know that without a crust on top, it's just as hard for the wolves & coyotes, too. They're at equal odds yet.
We've built up some fine snowbanks with spring approaching.
The kids love playing on them. About 8 ft. high by the barn..
I love these traditional Ojibwe snowshoes we got this year. Our others are the modern aluminum ones. I enjoy these even more.
The sun is strong, so each new snow has been sinking quickly, but I hear we have more in the forecast.
Beau & Lilly were invited to a birthday party at a tubing hill over the weekend.
They had a blast.
Beau and his fellow six-year old friend.. I love how his little buddy appears to be holding on to him.
Saturday was drizzly & wet, which made for very slick snow conditions. The kids had the funniest facial expressions as they came down flying down the slope.
Right now it seems like March is summing up to be more lion-ish than lamb-like.
The wind is really blowing today, there are white-out conditions flurrying off our roofs.
Maybe it'll go out like a lamb, but right now that would only mean one thing.. an old fashioned muddy April.
*Despite the deep snow, we do have leaf buds coming along on some of our lilac bushes!
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