Hello, everyone! On New Year’s Day, we put Mallard Cove Oysters on ice to take over to our friends on Anderson Island (4 miles across the water) for a new year Christmas Tree “Untrimming” ceremony. When we came back home we dumped out the unused ice from our ice chest onto the grass outside our greenhouse. Well . . . it is now January 6 and that pile of ice cubes is still there! Inside, however, and especially in front of our fireplaces roaring with seasoned wood, it is warm and cozy.