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Spring has come, or so it seems, a month earlier than usual. It’s been coming earlier and earlier the last 20 years or so, but more often than not, there is a relaps into winter, sometimes as late as in may.

This morning was cold and damp, leaving a covering of rimfrost (rime frost), and then the sun came out.
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This fencing looks pretty weak and flimsy in the morning rimfrost.

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But it works wonders for keeping the deer and other animals out. They can, of course, hop over it and sometimes force their way through, but I haven’t seen any fresh tracks inside for quite awhile, and no damage to the plants.

It’s been quite cold awhile now – minus 13 centigrade today. Not very good for carpentry or much of anything else outside, but it is perfect weather for skiing.

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I put on my cross country skis and took off to the neighboring farm. To the hills and fields where the deer and the elk play. Where seldom is heard a disparaging word and the skies are not cloudy all day.

I didn’t see a single person, but two deer leaping and bounding across the fields and over the barbwire fences, and also an eagle gliding and swooping above looking for smaller animals.

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This morning the air was humid with no wind, resulting in a thick coating of rimfrost on everything.

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