This particular thermometer is actually showing a rather high temperature compared to the last several days!
So cold, the lake has been steaming - the old timers say the lake has to steam seven times before the ice will make.
There's a bit of ice in the harbor, but not enough to stop the boats just yet (but every trip across has the potential of being the last!
And there's a thick coat of ice on the boat itself.
The few remaining horses are still at work, wearing frost beards!