This was my job late this afternoon - clearing our 250-meter laneway so that my husband could drive in coming home from work. Even after the snow-clearing, it's still necessary to use four-wheel drive as there is a slight rise near the garage.
There is a right way to do this job: blow the snow with the wind, which is easier said than done, as we don't want to shoot the snow or the odd piece of gravel into the windows at the house. The tractor doesn't have a cab, so I looked and felt like a snowman after the job was done.
It's supposed to snow and blow all night, and I can't wait to see what it will be like in the morning. Already we have several feet of snow and they're saying that most schools and the university will be closed. Reminds me of my childhood near snowbelt London, Ont. Yippee! Snow day!
I'm a keen gardener and garden writer and photographer, living on a country property of 10 acres near Hamilton, Ont.
I love ornamental grasses and easy-care, contemporary garden styles. In my garden I try to work with nature, instead of fighting it.
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