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Monday, May 2, 2016


This time of year when we get wet snow fall that can range from 2' to 4' at a time it can be hazardous when working outside. There are snow bombs that are heavy, semi solid, and when falling from 30-50' high can really do some damage to you if you are unfortunate enough to be underneath one when it gives way. they are very heavy so I don't work under the trees until they have unloaded their cargo.

Our home also has a very steep metal roof so it is best to wait until after it has come off the roof before working along side the house. I have been swept completely off my feet with heavy snow that pins you to the ground before and now I don't get close enough to run the risk. In the last two weeks we have gotten a total of 73" of heavy wet snow. It is not only dangerous to property but it can be dangerous to people too if you happen to be in the way.

While people in other parts of the country are enjoying their tulips, daffodils and crocus and planting their gardens we are subject to heavy wet snow that can collapse decks, roof and damage vehicles. If you happen to be a little careless it can damage people too.

My garden is pretty well shot and I'll have to replant one more time. Sometimes I can get away with planting in early April but not this year. We enjoyed two pleasant months in March and most of April but then the bottom fell out of the weather and now we have deep slush and snow that is very heavy. We may not be done yet. There isn't much we can do with this snow as it is so wet it clogs the chute of the snow thrower, sticks to the shovel and each shovel full weighs a ton. It also fills up the broom where it is not effective. All we can do is sit and wait for it to melt which it will in a few days. In the mean time we will stay out from under those trees and the snow bombs.

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