This is the time of year that the Old Farmer’s Almanac comes out with their winter forecast. Someone shared their forecast with me earlier this week. It was an odd forecast mentioning the words numb and shoveling. A forecast like that can’t be wrong, as the northern plains gets snow and cold weather every year. Most folks remember the bitterly cold two weeks we experienced in February 2021, but forgot about how mild the rest of the winter was, at least by our standards. One thing about this winter that is quite likely is that it will be snowier and colder than last year considering how little cold and snow we got in the winter of 2020-2021.