Perhaps it was other sites canceling, perhaps cabin fever after that pair of bitter cold days mid-week. Whatever the cause, we were blessed with a great turnout of volunteers Saturday morning, from home sites including Schiller and LaBagh, Thatcher, Arie Crown, Ted Stone, Sundown Meadow, probably others as well.
Saturday was also the 'last day of winter', with the thaw beginning that afternoon and accelerating Sunday and Monday. When we arrived at 9 you wouldn't have suspected. The snow-filled lot looking ready to swallow up a few cars, it was hard to imagine that several days later the thick white blanket would be gone.
Another week, more fires that started slowly. The leaf blower is as essential as boots and gloves on these days, and we put it to good use, finally stoking the fires and getting the cut pieces burned.. Our heart-felt thanks goes to everyone who came to help on this day!
I noted the ephemeral nature of snow. That was well-illustrated last week.