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A Mild Autumn and First snow!

October was glorious this year — warm and sunny and golden. This was Thanksgiving at Milford House: The good weather continued into late October and November. This view of the window box outside the back door was taken on November 5th! We don’t normally have flowers still in bloom in November. Dandelions were even sprouting … Continue reading

Winter 2018/19

We spent August to early December travelling in the Yukon and Europe and arrived home to very cold temperatures in December — unseasonably cold temperatures and it took us a few weeks to get used to it. It set the tone for the whole winter — cold and icy and not much snow. We had … Continue reading

First snow of winter 2016

The first snow seemed to arrive early this year. We found a little at Ross Farm in mid-November and then enough fell in Mahone Bay on November 27 to make some straggly snowmen. (Exactly one month before the first snowfall of 2015.) The first real snowstorm blew in on Monday December 12. Surprisingly school wasn’t … Continue reading

The average winter of 2015/16

We’ve had a fairly average winter this year. There was no snow at Christmas (first snow fell December 27) so it was restricted to January and February and just enough to make snow sports fun for a while — but not so much that it made life difficult. Win/win. I bought snow shoes this year … Continue reading

April 2015 – No spring peepers yet

April 15 today. A sunny 17 degrees! Our first short-sleeves day of the year (the kids have been out in short sleeves but it doesn’t count until the adults are comfortable in short sleeves!). The birds were singing like crazy this morning — especially the cardinals. But not everything is singing yet. The spring peepers … Continue reading

Ice dams and snow banks

What a winter! According to our neighbour Rod who has spent the last two days clearing ice off our roof, 1962 was the last time Mahone Bayers were up on roofs shovelling snow. This has been the biggest snow year in more than 50 years! The snow started January 13 and has fallen on and … Continue reading

January 2015 — we got our skates on

Life got busy in the summer (5 weeks in England and France will do that) followed by back-to-school craziness in the fall, and I have completely neglected this blog. We also haven’t found anything too awesome lately to prompt a post. We have been staying out of the woods on account of the ticks. So many … Continue reading