Sunday, November 21, 2010

First Snow

Snow is magical and beautiful. It transforms the world into something silent, white and pristine.

However, it also makes for lots of work. In the last heavy snows (two years ago) I lost 2 of my shelters to snow load. I have 4 shelters now, and spent 2 hours clearing the roofs before it got dark. Trouble is it never gets cold enough for snow - the snow comes down wet, heavy and sticky. Then it freezes overnight into a solid mass.

I discovered a problem with my new round bales. They take up all of the room in the shelter. Squeezing between them and the walls and then smacking the roof with a broom is an interesting exercise. Today I officially do not need to go to the gym.

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