‘Twas supposed to be sunny yesterday but we did not see a lot of it.
It is thawing in the afternoons now so if I want to go anywhere it has to be in the morning. I loaded a winter’s worth of ashes onto the toboggan and dragged it the half-kilometre to the rhubarb patch. The rhubarb was one of the very few useful garden remnants that came with the place. Because I am away in the mountains all summer, I have not had the time to put a garden in here. I walked without snowshoes as the trail was well-packed. It was hard to see in the poor light and if I slid off it I crashed into knee-deep snow.
The ashes are not to provide nourishment, although they will contribute a little. Their purpose is to attract the sun. At this time of year anything dark rapidly melts a hole in the snow. The rhubarb will get a head start this way. I should be able to glean a meal or two before I go away for the summer.