We Are On Thin Ice- Literally
I grew up in the country. There are 2 things you don’t do- walk on the pond in the winter and swim in the pond in the summer.
Both can lead to catastrophe.
Even up on the hill, the ice on the pond never froze over enough to be safe enough to ice skate or walk on it.
During the summer, the pond was filled with muck and mud and could pull you under very quickly.