And more snow is coming.
Compared to friends farther north, two feet of snow on the ground isn't so much. But it's more than we're used to - especially week after week.
I took them off his hands this winter figuring they were decorative enough to keep on hand somewhere in case I ever needed a pair to get around on.
Today was the day to try them out - if only to walk down to the beehives to make sure they hadn't been drifted over.
They're more cumbersome then the new-style snowshoes, but they work perfectly fine. Much better to walk on top of snow than plow through it.
And now if I ever have to make myself a pair of snowshoes - I know I have a model to work from - the same basic design as the Algonquin, Huron and French trappers used in the northern forests.
Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny with a wind chill to -20° F (-29° C), but now I can take a walk if I want to.