A Day in Siouxland, Adams Homestead, North Sioux City, SD

24 Feb
A cross country skier get some exercise on a brisk day at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, South Dakota Wednesday, February 3, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Some winter days in Siouxland people just want to get out, especially on those days when the sun is shining and the temps are above zero. The last few days with temperatures reaching -40 overnight with windchill, the thought of leaving a warm house gives one chills before even feeling that cold gust on the face when the front door opens.

Some local gees wing their way to another destination flying over the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, South Dakota Wednesday, February 3, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Even the local animal population wants to get around a bit, maybe finding another feeding spot while trying to survive this particular winter. At Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve the place has nicely groomed trails year round, even in winter that hikers, skiers and snow shoe walkers enjoy. And sometimes just getting out to feel some fresh air without the thought of frostbite setting in within minutes can be motivational itself.

Even the heartiest of creatures learn to conserve their energy during these cold days and extremes in weather, all hoping for spring to arrive, sooner than later.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Two bison in a feedlot situated next to the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, South Dakota Wednesday, February 3, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

2 Responses to “A Day in Siouxland, Adams Homestead, North Sioux City, SD”

  1. Washe Koda February 24, 2021 at 12:22 pm #

    Thanks for sharing Jerry 🙂 I miss up north (sometimes), depending on the weather ❄️
    🎿When I lived in Park City, Utah 30+yrs ago if Stein Ericson wore a hat it was to cold to ski 😉 {-15° on the mountain}

    • Washe Koda February 24, 2021 at 12:33 pm #

      I learned how deal with the cold long ago I use simple geometry I coinside ❗️ or I used my navigational skills and ‘Greyhound’ and relocated to NE Tennessee 😉

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