Saturday, February 09, 2013
Well, It Did
Snow, That Is
At first it seemed we were going to luck out with just a few inches of snow, but after dark, the heavier part of the storm hit us.
Now, mind you, what we had hear pales in comparison to the 24-34 inches in some of the New England States, but it was enough. I measured 7 inches, but the official reports from my Township said it was 10 inches.
Suffice it to say, the driveway needed plowing. Sweet Kubota and I were out there for perhaps an hour and a half doing a good job of clearing. I started out at around 7:30 AM, mostly because I didn't want to wait until the rest of the world decided to go out driving--ending up on my road as they usually do. Traffic here is bad, and the cars and trucks do not slow down if they see a tractor across the road.
So, with the road snow covered itself--plowed, but still pretty white--I had a chance to push the snow across the way out of the ends of each driveway. (My driveway loops around my house so it had two ends.) I still had to watch and wait for cars and one or two big trucks, but it wasn't too bad.
Once I was done with the pass through, I cleaned up the back yard part and the area in front of the garage.
Then, I pulled out my new snowblower. It started right up with one pull, which was nice. It worked pretty well clearing the area directly in front of the garage doors, but I will need some practice to figure out the best way to use it. I also widened the sidewalk path from the house with it.
Lesson learned....blow the snow in the direction of the prevailing wind, not into it. I turned into a snowman myself with the snow I was blowing blew back on me!!
I was going to take some pictures of the Boys in the snow, but by the time I finished all my chores--including shoveling a path to the manure pile--I was worn out and a bit cold. I ended up spending the rest of the day until feeding time inside. I only went out to get these pics near the house.