Now see, it wouldn’t have worked without a lot of snow. How else would I have stood them on their ends? This scene from last week shows what I built with the giant icicles I broke off the canales (roof drains)—one over seven feet long—to let the meltwater run off faster. A little less of it ran down the kitchen wall, at any rate. My wife isn’t a camera person, otherwise I’d have shown you a shot of me holding the big one like an elephant’s tusk. If you’re curious, you can read about the stone fish from Michoacán here. It’s worth it.