Being snowbound for day 118, I had to get creative with New Things.
I have a small list of things that I've been compiling since before the project began, and one of those things happened to be: freeze a popsicle outside.
I scrambled for something to freeze. Our fridge had a bottle of unopened champagne from New Years, a carton of milk and some beef and chicken stock. Not wanting to open the bottle of champagne, freeze our perfectly good milk or eat a stock popsicle, Mark came up with an even better idea--a Dole cup of mandarin oranges.
I found a tool used for carving pumpkins and made that it's "stick," and set the little bugger out on a snow-covered ledge in the freezing cold.
Hours later--not single glaze of ice on my fruit cup.
So, because I was blissfully determined, I decided to leave it overnight. With temps down in the teeny-tiny twenties, I thought surely my little cup would get some sort of chill.
This morning, I'm pretty sure that thing is even warmer than the snow around it.
My lesson: the preservatives in your food serve as anti-freeze in your food, and can't be safe. Thank goodness I couldn't eat it anyway.