Friday, February 21, 2014

Snowed In!!

Well, the last 24 hours have been fun! We had a good old fashioned winter blizzard! It started snowing around 4:00 p.m. yesterday and it has just stopped now. The wind was blowing hard all last night, and it continues to blow! It has made for some huge drifts! We lost power for a couple of hours but it was on before this morning.

I've started to blow the snow out of the driveway, but the wind is still too strong and it makes it tough. The plow has gone by and left a bit of a pile at the end of the driveway. This amount of snow is pushing the limits of my little 5.5HP 24" blower. I have to get something heavier for next winter!

I measured 14" in the middle of the driveway, and 32 at the street. But the best part is the blowing and drifting! The snow is almost up to the dining room window.

This is the back door of the garage. A few feet out it's waist deep...

Looking along the back of the house...

From the bay window in the dining room...

The view out the patio door...

We have no plans to go anywhere today and I'm taking my time at clearing the driveway. Nancy's making some chicken wild rice soup. The whole house smells great!

Not everyone has hunkered down for the day...

Before this latest round of snow, there was over 4' of snow on the edge of the driveway... Once I get it cleared out and it quits blowing, I'll have to measure it again...

Down the road...


  1. That's a lot of snow. Do you get what's referred to as "lake effect snow"? I'm not sure how far you are from the great lakes...

    TIme for a loader, I'm sure you can paint it Kawasaki green!

    1. I think were at the edge of the snow band that gets the "lake effect" snows 25 miles south of us the snow is never as deep. They still get snow, just not as much.

      I've been eyeing some John Deere stuff, it's pretty close to Kawasaki green...

  2. Erik:

    I've never seen snow that high. You've sure seen more than your share of it this year, and also many other places in the east.

    Good thing you were not without power for long.

    I can nearly smell your Chicken wild rice soup from here

    Riding the Wet Coast

    1. The soup was good!!! And yes, this is one heck of a winter!

  3. Too bad we're not closer together. I'd be looking for a Payloader for us to share.

    1. I'm giving serious thought to a tractor with a loader or a PTO powered snow thrower. I wish I still had my old plow truck.

  4. I feel the pain Erik ... we had to call in the big guns to plow/blow the drive this year, first time since living in the current location and now we've had to dig a snow moat around the house because of the worry of quick thawing this weekend. It's quite a sight.