Things are warming up, and we're beginning to see a net loss of snow, I think. Spring is by no means anywhere near, and there's snow in the forecast for midweek, but overall I have the impression that things are compacting, if not melting.
Buck is beginning to lose the longest hairs in his winter coat, but the rest won't start to shed till about April.
I spent an hour or so burning pine branches this afternoon. Mike cut down a few dead pines yesterday, and there are many more to go. If we do a few each weekend, there'll be fewer to do when the snow is gone and we'll have more time for fun projects like greenhouses, chicken coops, and goat housing. The dead pines are going to take a couple of years to deal with. Luckily, we have plenty of spruce as well.