We really weren't ready for this. We awoke to a white world this morning - after seeing lots of bare ground yesterday, what a letdown. Not only that, it's actually snowing right now. My Thermometer is reading 36 degrees, so perhaps as the day progresses it will turn to rain.
Here's the clock and flag. No big change there. Looks like the ice could hold until May. That would be interesting. We haven't had a May date since 2007, and in the 29 years of the contest, it has only had seven dates happen in May. Of course, there is probably a lot of melting going on with the warmish water flowing into the pond for the last several days, so this may be one of those years when the ice on the whole pond slowly turns to mush. It's hard to know what's going on under that expanse of white.
We're looking forward to the new eatery opening on Friday. Three Ponds is scheduled to open for business in the space previously occupied by the Joe's Pond Country Store, serving breakfast and lunch. I just spoke with Caleb and he told me they will be open at 6 a.m. Friday. We won't be there quite that early, but hope to make it with some friends a little later.
Also, remember to support the Kingdom Animal Shelter by going to the yard sale on Saturday, and mark your calendar for their Buffet Supper on the 30th at the Danville Inn. Click on the posters to read details.