The calendar says it’s May, but you wouldn’t know it to look outside. We hear that the ice went out in Eagle and Nenana, Nikolai and McGrath, and folks who went to Shageluk last week said there’s hardly any snow left over there (just 40 miles away).
Here’s a little glimpse of our spring…
Now imagine a kindergarten student out there on Friday, trying out his new hip waders. Yup, almost up to his waist (the tip top of the boots) in that biggest puddle.
Grayling Creek is beginning to open up, but the Yukon is still solid enough to drive a snowmachine across. This morning some folks from town went upriver hunting.
Last week they fired up the snowplow and plowed the main drag so folks can use trucks or four-wheelers now, with snowmachines using the edges of the road.
Our house sits back off the main road, so we still have lots of snow between us and the road. At this time of year, you begin to post-hole as you walk, so Hans did some shoveling.
Latest weather: below freezing at night, up to about 40 during the day. It snowed yesterday (May Day), and many days last week. The weather forecast says more of the same until mid-week when we should get to 50!