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<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>74 wrote:</div>In the northern areas even digging with a backhoe is difficult after prolonged cold.

Yep. For the Southerners here, many rural cemeteries up here don’t do burials at all once the ground is frozen beyond a certain point. They aren’t equipped to thaw the ground. The rest of the funeral service occurs but then the actual burial is delayed until spring.