It seem it’ll be a while before any real spring gets here. Still -15C early mornings and just above melting point in the afternoon. Dogs love it though. They no longer have to rely on shoveled trenches for playing.
EDIT: Oh, and the wood business.
This winter has been colder than usual. I started burning next winter’s firewood supply already a month ago, but not a single btu of “artificial” heat has been added so far.
However, ever since I managed to free the the solar panels from snow, for the past week or so, they cover 25-50% of the heat needed. I expect to be able to shut the boiler down completly in a few weeks time. That’s when I start cheating a little bit and let the electric heater add a few degrees to the tap water on cloudy days.