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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Just a quick note this morning to say "Hello" on St. Patrick's Day, and to share with you a video from Bob LaBrie who chairs the Annual Goshen Meltdown in Goshen, Mass.  Bob said in his newsletter this week they estimate the ice is 35 3/4 in. thick in their pond where they have a contest very similar to ours every year.  He and his fellow fire fighters did a drill recently on the ice and he made a video which gives you a great idea of what it's like under all that ice.  Take a look:  Bob's video.

If their ice is nearly three feet, I suspect ours is at least that.  But the best estimate we've had so far is from Ralph Bissell in Walden who judges it's about 33 inches.  With more snow and cold weather in our immediate future (it's snowing steadily this morning, for those of you basking in the sunshine) we won't be seeing open water for quite a spell.  Enjoy the day, green beer and all!

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