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Wednesday, November 29, 2017


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Lisa at Greenbow

A chore I would never have thought of, and as you say well done.


Great idea but one I don't have need to copy. I recall driveways in Montreal that got narrower and narrower as the winter progressed but no snow blower, just a snow shovel. I imagine everyone has a snow blower today but back then they were too expensive.

Linda Brazill

That happens here too, over the course of a snowy winter. Our current driveway is 65 ft. long and the last one was about 120 ft. More shoveling than we could do in the morning before work. But the real reason for a snowblower is to help you clear the end of the driveway where it meets the street after the snowplows have barricaded you in! That is a heart attack project without a snowblower. We do use our shovels as well.


A job well done! I do miss the beauty of snow-covered winters but not the work part. Here we sometimes get a bit of snow in the winter but it rarely lasts long enough to require shoveling.

Loree / danger garden

Nice work Mark! Of course the idea of snow that tall is terrifying to think about...(for me)....

Linda Brazill

Snowy weather is less of a concern now that we are both retired. Just have to be sure not to run out of coffee before a storm. Already have some stew and chili in the freezer. But nothing in the forecast yet which I am enjoying.

Linda Brazill

Most years it doesn't get that high in terms of how much snow has fallen. It's the piling up from cleaning the driveway that creates the snowy canyon. We had just over 100 inches in the winter of 2007-08. Very unusual and nothing one really wants to remember. But we do need a good foot of continuous snow cover to protect plants and prevent frost heave.

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