I addressed in a January post about how the mountain people would have been isolated in their cabins during a winter such as the one we have had.
The snow is deep and crusted as hard as ice on top. What would Mr. Washington have done in February 1772 when he was almost 40 years old?
On Feb. 7, 1772: "Attempted to ride to the mill, but the snow was so deep and crusty, even in the track that had been made, that I chose to tie my horse half way and walk there."It fascinates me to read in history how those who went before us handled issues such as weather and snow. Mr. Washington did what many ended up doing when faced with the deep snows this year ... stayed home.
Feb. 8: "At home all day."
Feb. 9: "Ditto - Ditto."
Feb. 10: "Ditto - Ditto."
Feb. 11: "Went out … and was much fatigued by the deepness and toughness of the snow."
Feb. 12: "Attempted to ride out again but found the roads so disagreeable and unpleasant that I turned back…"