We now have had some cold enough weather for the Ilex verticillata berries to turn their rich reddish brown. It's been -20 degrees f.
I'm helphing at Maple Grove Farm where I live in the early mornings, helping work out side forenoons, we're splitting wood for next saeson or lately, fixing sap lines preparing to start tapping by about Valentine's Day. I'm also cutting and splitting maybe 5 cords of wood put aside for me by a logging operation at my house. The real reason for the logging is to clear pines so I can plant more hickories, chestnuts, walnuts and burr oaks