Meteor Landscape in my Backyard

Remember the movie Armageddon, where Bruce Willis and others fly up to destroy a meteor hurling toward earth? Remember where they landed how everything was spiky and frozen? Well I have that same current landscape in my backyard.

We just moved into this house last year and for whatever reason the previous owners didn’t work too hard on the backyard lawn. In fact I don’t think they worked on the yard much at all. From appearances they just loaded in a bunch of mulch to cover the existing clay/dirt. Thus preventing any grass from really growing. Well last weekend it rained heavily. And for the last 48 hours the temperature has been below freezing. This is causing the residual water below the mulch, above the clay/dirt to freeze. The result is some fantastic spiky, frozen terrain.