Due to the cold temperatures and the heaps of snow that were dumped on us over Christmas, we spent a lot of time around home and inside the house during winter break. Despite the frigid weather, we were determined to get outside for fresh some fresh air. We went for a walk down to the meandering river that runs through our property. Our dog Sofie came along, happy to be with us.
The river is always quite unpredictable and we never make any assumptions about its safety. We felt fairly confident that it would be frozen quite thoroughly, but still proceeded cautiously as we walked along the ice up the river. The only questionable areas we found were along the edges and around downed trees.
The areas of ice that were not covered with snow were covered with beautiful ice crystal formations.
During the summer months, the farmstead is not visible from the river bottom. Taken from the far side of the river, this picture shows our barn through the trees.