It’s been a long winter. And a cold one.
In fact, I believe I heard on the CBC radio that it’s been the coldest winter on record for Saskatchewan. I believe it…it’s been basically -30 since the beginning of December!
I don’t normally mind winter. It’s easier to add layers to warm up than it is to take layers off to cool down (in summer), since there’s only so much you can take off! Winter is a good time for resting, catching up on crafts and reading, and recovering from the busyness of spring, summer, and fall. I thought that I would be extra-grateful for the down time this year, as pregnancy can really take a round out of a girl. But…
But I’m bored with winter now. We all are, here. We’ve been cooped up too long, and even our decent-sized house starts feeling pretty small after a few months of hardly leaving it. Normally, we would go out for walks, maybe go skiing, hang out in the barn…do stuff. But in anything below -25, especially with a wind, we’re reluctant to go too far with Baby M. He doesn’t seem to mind being out, but then again, he doesn’t seem to understand about frostbite, either.
The critters have been cooped up, too, since we keep the barns and coops closed up if it’s below -25…which has been most of the winter. They are starting to get pretty restless, just like us.
I’ve tried to make good use of the downtime, and keep my mind busy, if not my body. I’ve had some success with that, and I’ll be talking about what I’ve accomplished in a future post, but I have to say, I’m just done with winter. We’re ready for spring.