Snow, of course!
You have to understand the last few years here on the prairies. Snow has fallen but seldom been higher than the stubble in the field.
In other words, no higher than a foot at most.
We’ve had that much snow and more in the last week or so.
So, this is the thing. When the change in weather changes, then talk increases. We always talk weather, as a passing comment to someone we do not know. But now, those we know well are just as interested in the weather as the topic of deep discussions as we are in the matter of life and death.
It’s a funny thing. Life often revolves around the weather. God only knows, and that’s the great part about the conversation. There really is something spiritual about it!