Yep, this year was rough. I started out without one stick of wood. (Burned a lot camping:monkey
Good thing I can get dead trees that don't take much seasoning. I have been cutting like mad, both green and dead trees this year. I will have enough for the next 2 winters if I can get done what I want. It is hard sometimes because I only have 3 days off every 2 weeks and cutting isn't always the family priority, just mine.
Sometimes the antelopes know more about the weather than the humans do reading "computer models".I Don't think spring is coming this year! -22f the other night and Edmonton 200miles North of me had a balmy -42F that is air temp not wind chill Granted it is record breaking temps hmmm Global Warming my A** Right Now it is -27c To cold to go out and look at the thermometer with Fahrenheit on it someone else can do the math lol.
Plus running out to the wood pile this morn I had the sh** scared out of me as I almost tripped over a rather large mule deer bedded down beside it!
He was down to one antler though so at least I now the season is kinda here they are late dropping there antlers too.