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February 25, 2014

Memories of even colder, and snowier, winters still linger

We are still having temp­eratures below zero on some mornings. We also received a few more inches of snow. The local paper said we have had 41.5 inches of snow this year and the average temperature has been zero. We are getting an idea of what life feels like in Alaska!

There have been very few days that the temperature was warm enough for the children to go outside to enjoy the snow. On days that were warm enough they enjoyed sledding, building igloos, etc. The boys had Stormy the pony pulling several sleds. Lovina uses Minnie, our miniature pony, to pull her sled. Pulling a sled is a good way to exercise the ponies in the winter months.

Benjamin and Joseph built a wooden sled and now are getting to enjoy it. I think the sled will outlast the plastic store-bought ones. This seems to be more like the winters we had when was growing up.

I have fond memories of going places with the big bob sled hitched to our team of Belgian work horses or two of the driving horses. I remember sometimes on a Sunday morning Uncle Chris and family would come driving in to pick us up with their bobsled to go to church.

Sometimes another family on the way to church would be picked up also. We didn’t mind being crowded on those cold rides. Bales of straw were placed in the bobsled to make seats and some of the smaller children would sit on the floor wrapped in thick buggy robes. It was always such a cozy ride. Uncle Chris would stand at the front of the bobsled dressed in a big, long thick coat to protect him from the cold wind as he drove the team of horses down the snow-covered roads.

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