These are the days of the dead of winter. Many mornings have seen the trees covered in almost unreal, fairytale crystals of frost. These are also the days when we who are in the greenhouse business work in a quiet yet diligent manner. Our fingers are on the computer keys as we print seeding schedules, take pre-orders, and plan each and every detail for the crop to be ready for next spring.
Here in northern flyover country we are often faced with icy, slippery roads. Winter driving can be difficult at best. We also have ice roads. They are paths plowed on frozen lakes leading to winter recreation.
Icy roads can take us to possible accidents and possibly the local body shop for car repairs. Ice roads on the other hand can lead to a warm fish house and possibly a bucket of fish for a fine winter dinner.
Gene R. Stark
A teacher, farmer, trapper, and greenhouse grower. He writes about the outdoors and the people and culture of rural America..