- I discussed my experiences competing in the World Pond Hockey Championships in Frozen Bodies (…of Water): Part II;
- I demonstrated the unbelievable differences in recent winters in March 9, 2008 Redux;
- here's a Father's Day post comparing the backyard rink to a garden [Gardens and Barns (and Happy Father’s Day!)];
- and, a recounting of some great stories told to me by my father and uncle about skating outdoors a long time ago can be found in Joe, Bob, Terry and Jim.
I've managed to get a decent start on my rink this year. We had a green Christmas here in Beresford, and the first "big" snowfall we got after that melted away after a few days. So, the only real work just started after we got a good bit of snow on Monday; on Tuesday night I spent some time splashing around in slush to work on the base. It's now Wednesday, and I just came in from putting more water on the rink. Its should be pretty cold for at least a few more days, so I'll be out there as often as I can puttin' the water to 'er. Hopefully by the time a forecasted snow storm hits us on Saturday (20-30 cm, according to the Weather Network) my base will be built up and smooth enough to run the snowblower over it!