It was great yesterday afternoon … watching the ice get pocked all over the front paddock. The jennies even fit in a bit of a run. Today – different story! When we got down there I realized the melt had reformed the ‘rink’. We are back to glare ice. I looked at the Bully load of wood chips and manure that I had just enjoyed clearing out of the barns … and was looking forward to pitching into the new compost bin … Hmmm … I dumped it right there between the hay barn and the wind shelters. After spreading it around the jennies had a much bigger area to hang out in. Hopefully the snow coming through tonight will bind to the chips … and the ice. I remember a winter that started like this in 2013. We had the ice layer for the entire four months. Keeping my fingers crossed that we don’t repeat that feat this year. I can’t even imagine what this is going to mean for the spring clean up. Yoiks!