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January 21, 2007
The January days lengthen; twilight is 5 PM now, not 4. Garden catalogs arrive, and the firewood pile shrinks. These natural clocks time the passage of winter. On the other hand, it snowed hard Friday and Saturday, there is 2 foot of snow on the ground all around us and the thermometer hasnít seen the sunny side of the freezing point for a week and a half. There are bermed-up snow banks six feet tall and more on the sides of the county roads, and the county sand trucks are kept busy making the way safe for the school buses