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Two days of clearing snow.
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Posted By: normhead, 02-26-2021, 04:28 PM

We are up to two feet of snow on the ground. We came home from 3 days in North Bay and got stuck going up the driveway. 1 hour later with the snow blower and scoops were were able to unload our groceries iat the house. 31 cm fell while were gone, the total accumulation is 61 inches. Not a lot for a winter here, but, there hasn't been a melt, so everything that fell is still there.

We have a parking lot big enough for 5 cars, we shovel it with snow scoops. But there was so much snow this time we had to use the snow blower on parts where we usually drag the snow away.

Working on the parking lot.


The back of the wood shed. You can still see a layer for every snow fall this winter.


Measuring the edge.




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WOW! that's a lot of snow!
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WOW! that's a lot of snow!
I went out to make paths for the dogs, and had to high step with snow shoes just to get through it. The plan was to stamp down 4 km of the trails (altogether there's about 12 km that Tess and I maintain.), I was exhausted after 2.5 km. Oh well, tomorrow is another day.
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Now I remember why I live down here in Maryland.

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Now I remember why I live down here in Maryland.
Well, I guess the good thing is , we don't get many unexpected guests in the winter. Tess hates that. :d
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It was 70F here a couple days ago. Just sayin'.
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It was 70F here a couple days ago. Just sayin'.
We have a heat wave coming right now, going up to 5 on Sunday (along with more snow). That would be 40 F.
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You guys need a tractor! We bought a Massey Ferguson 1540, with a rear blade and loader it makes our farm manageable in the winter.

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Hi,

Just saying it was 34 degrees C (93F) here in Brisbane the last couple of days along with high humidity.

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You guys need a tractor! We bought a Massey Ferguson 1540, with a rear blade and loader it makes our farm manageable in the winter.
We have 1 acre....we were thinking an ATV with a blade.
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You got about double what we got in the “big smoke”

How’s your shoulder. I bet you pay good money for that therapy normally
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
We have 1 acre....we were thinking an ATV with a blade.
I have a larger 500cc ATV with a blade as well. You really have to keep on top of things with the ATV, over a foot of snow and it has a hard time getting traction. That said, both good options! I like the ATV for a quick plow, for lighter snow, it gets the job done quickly and you don't need to wait for it to warm up.


If you do get an ATV, get a big one, the extra weight is what you want.



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That looks like a lot of snow! My parents just went to their cottage near Apsley, said they spent a bunch of time shoveling off the roof!
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I have a larger 500cc ATV with a blade as well. You really have to keep on top of things with the ATV, over a foot of snow and it has a hard time getting traction. That said, both good options! I like the ATV for a quick plow, for lighter snow, it gets the job done quickly and you don't need to wait for it to warm up.


If you do get an ATV, get a big one, the extra weight is what you want.



---------- Post added 02-28-21 at 08:40 AM ----------

That looks like a lot of snow! My parents just went to their cottage near Apsley, said they spent a bunch of time shoveling off the roof!
Being retired, we both have time so we'll probably just stick with a slightly larger snow blower. And doing the driveway with scoops really gets you a work out.

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You got about double what we got in the “big smoke”

How’s your shoulder. I bet you pay good money for that therapy normally
It's really good work. I have to be careful but so far so good. My surgeon was actually quite impressed with how I've done. I'm not feeling any need for physiotherapy after 3 months (6 was the recommended.) I still have to be careful extending my arm or pushing things, but I'm cleared to start weight training, with 2 or 3 pound weights' so about 3 months ahead of schedule.

No one said it was wise to chop wood or shovel snow but it seems to have worked out OK.

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