Punxsutawney Phil lives a long long way from GriggsDakota.
There is no sign of Spring anywhere around here, sunshine or cloudy. There are no ground hogs foolish enough to try to dig out and check on the weather here.
If Sheyenne ventures out of the barn, it is to eat hay. There is no frisking about in the sub-zero sunshine.
We feel a little like Bill Murray in the Groundhog Day movie replaying the cold days over and over again.
The good part is that unlike the movie, our calendar keeps turning. Groundhog Day in GriggsDakota is just one winter day.
Cold and snowy, but another step toward the warmth of Spring.
And that news is enough on this Winter day, shadow or no.