March 7, 2015
A Sledding Surprise
The first week of March came in like a lion for us. 30 degrees below zero by night, windy & bitter cold by day. It's warming up, and lamb-like weather is supposed to be headed our way. We're ready for it.
We had some snow fun in the March 1st sun.
Mitch broke a trail with the snowmobile for the kids and their friends to sled on, and as the first sled came down the hill, furry field mice started surfacing and running across bright white snow. We had apparently disturbed their underworld.
The kids shrieked with glee and did exactly what I would not have done... they chased and caught them!
The chase was entertaining. Mice have the distinct advantage of staying on top of the snow while they scurry... bundled children really have to boogie while breaking through the windblown crust.
After sledding a bit, another mouse would pop up somewhere and they'd go after it.
Peace, Love, and Snowy Creatures Great & Small,