Tuesday, March 11
There was no work in the cow pasture today. This is what -42C (and with the wind chill -52C) looks like in Beaumont, Alberta. The roads get quite slippery as the ice fog, as well as exhaust from the vehicles, freezes to the road. Jim and I both spent the day at New Beginnings Greenhouse, which is operated by friends of ours, helping get the new plants underway for our all-to-short summer. I can't even imagine what the utility bill for that bitter day was as the furnaces fought to keep it warm enough that the plants didn't freeze.
When is this crappy winter going to end?