Monday, December 24, 2007

A day of rain

Monday Dec 24, 2007. It got up to +5C or +6C on Sunday, and rained all day, at times quite heavily. This helped some of the snow disappear, but there is still quite a lot of it. Here Tawny is sitting in the same location as on the picture from last Monday Dec 17th, but the snow banks are about a foot shorter. Overnight, it stopped raining and dropped to -6C, so the places where the water didn't drain from are little skating rinks.

This shows the purple LED Christmas lights that we have strung up on the back of our fence. This isn't a very good photo.

Freda and Cooper and Tawny on Saturday Dec 22nd. Cooper is enjoing some carrots, and Freda is enjoying Cooper enjoying the carrots. I wonder if Cooper is a barrell racing horse.
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Monday, December 17, 2007

Snowfall aftermath

We had a record 37cm of snow in 24 hours - which beat the previous record of 30.4 cm. With the wind, we had some nice drifting, and as you can see, the drift at the front of the house is over three feet deep as it is taller than Tawny when she is sitting down.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Now that's how you can clear snow quickly

The private contractor who plows our road has a 4x4 truck. He had truck troubles last week and wasn't able to plow our road out the full width and it was only one car wide in some spots. Our neighbour has a Caterpillar dozer for his gravel pit operation, and he put it to use widening our road tonight.


We received over 30 cm of snow so far, and another 10cm to come overnight.

View outside the laundry room door. The drifts on the porch are about a foot deep, and the pathway is over three feet deep - the snow reaches to the top of the steps!

The snow is deep even for Tawny!

Driveway photo with flash - the lights by the side of the driveway are partially buried by the snow.

Driveway photo without flash - you can see the lights glowing under the snow.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Snow Day

Tawny couldn't resist checking if the empty bag of dog food really was empty.

Murphy's Law struck the private contractor who plows our road and his truck broke down. I took our snowblower and made a path all the way to the intersecting road - about 3 hrs of work which including getting Freda unstuck as well as our neighbour who tried to drive through the drifts with his big 4x4 truck. Our road hadn't been plowed, and it took the garbage truck six runs before he could get up the hill through all the snow.