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Snow, Snow & more snow!

Posted 11-21-2015 at 11:40 AM by onebuck
Updated 11-21-2015 at 11:41 AM by onebuck (typo)

Hi,

I woke up this mourning to find over 3" snow fall today. Too much too early, just playing a round of golf here last week and it was 60° with slight wind. Now its 30° expecting another 1" or more. Glad I got most of my outside work done earlier this week. Since my move from the farm into town it seems that my to-do list is bigger than anything while on the farm. I had a routine on the farm to get all the chores done so there were not many minor to-do that accumulated.


Farm & animals require a lot of work and one must have a plan day to day or things can happen that compound issues. In town the house is the center issue and does require routine maintenance but little things happen that require immediate attention. My new home in town is a local historic home and I cannot just change something that will change the house character. I do hire professionals when I know major work is required. I may know how but my old body is very willing to attempt but I do know my physical limits so why not start with someone who can get it done period.

Trying to decide whether or not to get the snow thrower out. God put the snow there so why not just wait for God to remove it. Wife’s tender suggestions will not allow me to sit here and watch golf or football while the snows on the drive & sidewalks. I forgot to prep the thrower for winter work. Wintered last year in a warmer climate so the darn thing was never used. It was prepped for storage so all I would need is to add gas and check the oil. Love those electric starts. This thing is a beast, wish I had one on the farm this big. Lot easier to clear driveway and lane with a unit this big. My home’s driveway is just 150 feet. The farm had a lane 1/8 mile long with wide lane all the way to the barn. Easier to turn long racks or trailers around with that much pathway. My F350 dually had a wide turn radius but I had a need for that big truck instead of a toy truck. Loved driving that truck, you sit high and the world looks better from that height when driving. I recently sold the F350, just could not justify having it in town. I want to get a 2” hitch on the Town&Country van that I now drive. I have a small trailer that I use to move rubbish & Cub to and from the repair shop. I do not push mow except to trim. Health justified purchase of the newer Cub-Cadet to allow me to mow this small lot. Heck, on the farm the lawn was 1 acre and took about an hour to mow. Without trim work which would add another hour. I went through 4 trimmers in 14 years on the farm. Man is only as good as the tools used to get things done!

Have fun & enjoy!
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  1. Old Comment
    If you are waiting on God to remove snow, He's busy until Wednesday of this week.
    Posted 11-22-2015 at 08:05 PM by Habitual Habitual is offline
  2. Old Comment
    In my part of the world, the fall has so far been eerily warm. We had temperatures in the 70 Fahrenheits week before last and I was able to go for a bike ride wearing shorts and a tee shirt. In November.

    When I was growing up about 40 miles north of here some (mumble) many years ago, we would have already have had at least one hard freeze and several frosts and already broken out the winter coats.

    Commonly, when I was young, we would have an "Indian summer" about Thanksgiving, but, as you can't have an "Indian summer" unless you've had at least one hard freeze, there's no "Indian summer" in prospect, though no doubt if it's warm this week the whippersnappers will think they've had an "Indian summer" because what do they know?
    Posted 11-22-2015 at 11:10 PM by frankbell frankbell is offline
  3. Old Comment
    Kansas has been warm this year too. We've only had a couple of frosts so far.
    Posted 11-23-2015 at 09:37 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline
  4. Old Comment
    I think a flamethrower would be a great snow dispersal tool.
    Posted 11-23-2015 at 11:07 AM by Habitual Habitual is offline
  5. Old Comment
    60 Degrees in Ohio this day before Christmas.
    Posted 12-24-2015 at 01:15 PM by Habitual Habitual is offline
  6. Old Comment
    $ inxi -W 79772 xx
    Weather: Conditions: 34 F (1 C) - rain Time: December 26, 8:56 PM CST

    On the Mexican border in the Texas Desert.

    The snow here can be cleared by peeing on the driveway.
    Posted 12-26-2015 at 09:56 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
    Updated 12-26-2015 at 09:58 PM by rokytnji
  7. Old Comment
    We've run the air conditioner for four days now. In the middle of what used to be winter in these parts.

    I went for a bicycle ride in gym shorts and a tee shirt on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

    This is not right.
    Posted 12-27-2015 at 12:25 AM by frankbell frankbell is offline
  8. Old Comment
    Changes are coming. Woke up to a foot of snow covering my truck in the desert.
    My snow storm and Arctic front is headed your way.

    I got off light. Everyone east of me lost their homes in tornados.
    So be careful out there.
    Posted 12-27-2015 at 09:23 AM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
  9. Old Comment
    Yeah, I heard about those tornadoes.

    We had thunderstorms in November. Tornadoes in December--yet more weirdness.
    Posted 12-27-2015 at 09:22 PM by frankbell frankbell is offline
  10. Old Comment
    Snowing today.
    Posted 12-28-2015 at 09:29 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline
  11. Old Comment
    I spotted a "salt truck" today (looks exactly like a plow to me),
    and I said "no way, it's not even..." and then I shut up.
    Posted 12-28-2015 at 08:43 PM by Habitual Habitual is offline
  12. Old Comment
    Finished my snow girl
    Posted 12-28-2015 at 09:52 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
 

  



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