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High Trim

One of the good things about all this snow.. We can easily get to branches on trees which were too high.  LET US LOOK AT OUR SILVER LINING!

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.. And we finally got the deck cleared off.. Many rounds of chipping away layers of ice and awkward shoveling but it is an area of sanity for us. A* clips Lokis nails and poses with our gear transportation implement (the cheap purple sled)

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Posted by on April 5, 2015 in snow, trees

 

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WHAT A RELIEF!

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Thank goodness!  Another 10cm..its been a week without snow, I was beginning to worry!

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We got to the wood pile before we got the new stuff. Nothing really beats transporting wood via a sled while  on snowshoes..ahhh, the luxury of it all!

And next years wood bank (from a last fall stacking session ).. Is there anything railway ties can’t do? (I wish they could somehow be configured to instantaneously melt all snow in a km radius)

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Posted by on March 29, 2015 in snow

 

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Near the Halfway Point

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Well..we are nearing the halfway point of wood burning..and snow but we have little of it and it is scheduled to be 11c today so the snow we have is melting away…and so is the base of snow we had on our driveway. Once we build up a good 3-4 inch base of snow the driveway is nice and smooth..but it is back into spring mess stage right now.

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..the wood is holding up nicely too..SUCH a difference in heat once we switched over to buring hardwood a couple of weeks ago..burning the scrap softwood is a necessary evil but the hardwood is champ!..2.5 months to go..hopefully it will get cold again but without too much snow.

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2013 in Construction, snow

 

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Double Coverage

Covered up the boler yesterday in preparation for a covering of snow…finally found a use for the portable garage covering that blew down a year and a half ago..we wrapped the boler up like a Christmas present but this one won’t be opened up until spring.

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..we are about halfway through a snowstorm so we walked the loop…and made some snowman at various points..

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..these snowman have a certain Halloween feel to them…hopefully they don’t scare the snowmobilers and cause them to accidentally drive off the trail.

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Posted by on December 30, 2012 in Construction, snow

 

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Brush Burn and Thieving Ravens

Getting ready for some more clearing of trees..but we had all the trees we cut down in the fall so we got to burning to make space. It was warm last week but after a couple of days of rain it was safe to burn..with fire we always err on the side of caution..especially when we are surrounded by trees:

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It might be hard to tell ( besides the fire ) but here are some after shots:

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..it really is amazing how a 2 hour burn can reduce a huge pile of brush down to a pile of ashes! You know what else is amazing..we had a daytime high of 28c 5 days ago..today the daytime high was -5c..and with the windchill it was -10c…shocking.

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..and Ma hen also abandoned the eggs after 5 days..can’t blame her, it has been cold! We will try again in a couple of weeks…hen permitting. We had the abandoned eggs in a coffee can and forgot it outside and we awoke the next day to a 3 member raven crew taking turns flying down and snatching the eggs..which is fine as they were garbage..not that we want to encourage ravens to hang around. It was actually pretty neat watching them fly away with an egg in their beaks.

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2012 in Construction, snow, trees

 

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Park and Drive

A little too much snow predicted for overnight so we parked out at the main gate where the actual road is to avoid getting stuck. Amazing that this is one of the first times we had to do it all season…it does not bode well for the rest of the season as we await the dropping of the other shoe. Hehe, truthfully we could have driven out in this, we got about 15cm. The red lights from the shot is A* starting the car in the distance as I pass the halfway point of the drieway.

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Posted by on January 14, 2012 in snow

 

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It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas!

..not that snow was what we were looking for but it is nice for Christmas! Not sure if this is going to stick around or not but it wasn’t so deep that the car had any issues getting up the unplowed driveway..this is perfect snow-road making weather so I am about to go drive over it with the truck to beat it down in the hopes that it freezes solid tonight..then no more mud!

..and the chickens decided to stay indoors today too..not sure why..hehe

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Posted by on December 23, 2011 in fun, snow

 

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