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  • Writer's pictureRuthie Grainger

Winter Blues

The winter blues are a familiar feeling for many, but the recent weather in the Gold District has been particularly harsh. Instead of sunny skies and mild temperatures, we've been experiencing bone-chilling cold and an unusual amount of snow. Despite the challenges, January is a month full of new beginnings and renewal. For me, it's a time to start new projects and set goals for the year ahead. This year, I've taken on the challenge of remodeling my house in just six weeks. With the help of some amazing friends, I'm making great progress.

The snow has also brought its own set of challenges, like outdoor repairs and attempts at ice skating, which have reminded me that I'm not as youthful as I used to be. But it has also been a blessing, as I've been able to feed my livestock almost every day and watch them play and jump with joy at the sight of the hay truck.

As we approach the end of January, I'm looking forward to spring and all the beauty it brings - the green grass, blooming flowers, and chirping birds. While I know that wetter snow is still to come in April and May, I'm eager to start planning my garden and tackling my honey-do list once the temperature rises above 35 degrees. In spite of the cold and the complaints that come with it, I'm grateful for the winter months. They allow us to appreciate the beauty of spring and summer even more.

What's your favorite thing about winter?

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