February 08, 2010
Winters at Thunder Butte Were a Kick
Yes, winters at Thunder Butte were a kick. I remember my Dad getting up first to get a fire going in the heating stove, then he would break the ice in the water bucket and in the wash basin, and then he would jump back in bed until the stove got hot. Even with a blazing fire in the wood stove, when it got down around 30 below zero, icicles would form on the window sills and other places from our breath and the coffee pot. It never did get actually warm in the house. There was a lot of standing close to the stove.