For most of this winter my cabin has been surrounded, continually, by the tracks of a four-footed carnivore – whom I have yet to see in the flesh. He criss-crosses the property, sometimes crossing my lawn multiple times per night. I have seen his tracks go under my extension and through the middle of my [...]
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Sometimes I hate the fact that I don’t wake up about an hour before dawn, when all the animals are doing interesting things. I woke up yesterday morning and went to the spring for water, when I saw an unusual set of very clear prints in the snow. All the local carnivores (except the bears) [...]
The day started sunny and cold and bright, good woodcutting weather, and I ended up bringing in something like nine bags of wood today. This is a good day’s work. I split some black cherry, which is so beautiful that I often feel a little bad about burning it. It supposedly takes the knife and [...]
For the past week it has been consistently cold and wintry here in the cabin. There is snow on the ground, and I have to walk in from the road; my dirt driveway is now closed off. Snowshoes are not required yet, but snow that has fallen is starting to pile up. I spend some [...]
We’re supposed to have snow tonight. Probably nothing like the 16″ we got on October 28th three years ago, but we’ll see.
Summit of Red Hill, late December 2010.
Photo taken March 27th, 2010 on the flank of Table Mountain, not far from my cabin. While there is not much snow at the lower elevations, higher elevations of the Catskills, as you can see above, still have more than four feet of snow on the ground. The snow is solid, too – you can [...]
March weather in the Catskills. Come quickly, spring!