Snow clearing then and now

by Yvonne on February 8, 2013 · 2 comments

in Weather, Winter

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Snow plowing with canine supervision

We had quite the snowstorm with at least a foot of the white stuff. We got more than half of our double driveway shoveled the hard way, then our neighbor showed up, and he and his golden retriever did the rest.

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John Deere hard at work

When we lived in the country snow clearing was easy: our John Deere tractor and snow-blower made light work of it. We sold the tractor with the property. It was a life-style package, all inclusive!

John Deere snow-blower

My husband running the snow-blower at dawn

In the past I have posted about how much easier it is to deal with snow in the country versus the city. For example, there is a car stuck on our street right now because there’s a foot of snow. Guaranteed we won’t be seeing a plow for awhile. We’ll be lucky if it gets done overnight, and even luckier if it’s done at all well. Our country road was always plowed very quickly.

snowy road Ancaster

Our road two days after a storm. The city was inundated with complaints.

PS: The snow was plowed around 9 p.m. We went out right afterwards and shoveled away the plow’s snowdrift.

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Pam/Digging February 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I’ve never lived far enough north to have to shovel snow. Indeed, we’re lucky if we see snow every 5 or 7 years. It sounds like something you really have to plan for in your neck of the woods. Do people complain about the noise of snow blowers up there, like they do about leaf blowers down here?

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Yvonne February 10, 2013 at 1:07 pm

No one would complain about the noise of snow clearing: it is so necessary — we aren’t mobile without it — and it isn’t as loud as a leaf blower in any case. And besides, most everybody is indoors in the winter, so you hardly hear it.

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