On the weekend though we went for short hikes on both Saturday and Sunday. Even though our walks are usually less than 3 km, they are a highlight of each week. It's amazing how being out trudging through the bush on frosty days, can lift one's spirits.
I almost wish I had a mask with me though, not because it was cold, but there were way more people out there than we had expected. It would have been fine on Saturday, but we took the path to the right and everyone else took the one to the left, so we passed everyone on the trail. On Sunday's hike, it was busy, but we took the correct path, so it wasn't so bad. Both main parts of the trail were fairly well packed down, which made it easier to trudge through. The one side spur we took was not so much and we slipped and dragged through that part.
We've had snow regularly over the past few weeks. I've not had access to my car because it's better in the snow than the truck, so those heading off to work end up using it. It's not that I have any place I need to go, especially since we've just come out of another Covid lockdown. It's sometimes nice just knowing you can go out if you need to.
He had been racing around the house for about 10 minutes or maybe 15 and then popped himself down on the rug. After I shooed him off, he settled himself on his favourite sofa blanket and slept for hours. He is a real sweetie though.
Spring is coming. We have temperatures forecast for above freezing. This means the sap will be running and hopefully we'll be syrupping for the next couple of weekends.