The temperature this morning felt ridiculous: -26 C (which is about -16 F).
Hey, I like winter. But really. This one’s been tough. Enough already!
So here are a few more hopeful signs of spring.
Not one but two sets of triplets were born this week at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa.
According to this CBC report (with “aww, cute” video):
Wednesday’s triplets were Toggenburg goats, while Thursday’s triplets were Boer goats.
Staff at the Experimental Farm said the odds of goats having triplets are about the same as humans having twins.
And on Saturday morning workers will be cutting keys and blasting river ice in Ottawa to prevent flooding in advance of the spring thaw that’s (presumably) just around the corner. The Ottawa Citizen reports this will be taking place on the Rideau River near the Sussex Street Bridge “… from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and spectators will be able to watch from spots deemed safe by city workers.”
Here are two videos depicting that activity. The first is sort of a tutorial from the City of Ottawa. The second is from the BBC with some very lovely images and a more-dramatic tone: “The centre of Ottawa is safe for another year”. (OK, good to know.)
Enjoy and hello spring!