Kaapo’s godfather Tommi brought an old kicksled for us. I and Tommi fixed it and now it is in the working condition and has a new red paint on it.
It really moves fast and is very handy here in countryside when you want to go from place A to place B in the winter time.
We are having new snow at this very moment. I am not that happy about it because it seems that we are going to have spring time in June or so. Sigh.
I have always found snowmobiles very irritating vehicles. They are very noisy, extremely smelly, and produce lots of exhaust gases. And many of the snowmobile riders do not know where you are allowed to drive one. I accept when the snowmobile is used for reindeer cattling or for going to ice-fishing. The sport-usage of snowmobiles should be banned in my opinion.
This morning it was -23 C still so it seems that our spring is not starting very soon. Although sunshine is somehow warming up already but it is not intense enough to melt the snow if the base temp is so low. I am now counting spring all those days when we will not get any new snow. I think that is a very good rule now and gives nice spring feeling at least.
The birches in our yard were so stunningly beautiful yesterday morning. Frost was so pure white and it was flickering nicely in the sunshine. Sky was totally blue without any clouds. The air smelled spring even if we still have some 75 cm snow everywhere.
Today we are not having any blue skies. Dark clouds are over us and we are having a heavy snow fall at the moment.