Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Snow, snow, and more snow
If you've heard that we're getting a lot of snow in Illinois, I'm here to tell you that it's true, and we're supposed to get more snow today! There is a picket fence in the above picture. Can you find it?
And it's been really cold -- as in below zero Fahrenheit -- multiple times. Our pond is about one-third acre, and we have an aerator that normally keeps it from freezing over completely, but many times this winter, Mike has had to go out there with a pick ax to open up the little hole above the aerator. If the pond is completely iced over, it will kill the fish in there.
We've never had a winter like this since we moved here in 2002, but some of the old timers say this is what winter used to be like. I just hope that all of this snow melts gradually over the course of a couple of weeks. If the weather suddenly warms up for days, we will probably be in for some flooding.