You might expect that I’d write a post about the trials of shoveling out from the snow storm we just had here in the Adirondacks. Not so.
Truth is, I love shoveling snow.
Now, now. Before we get into the whole your-opinion-will-change thing, I have to say – I don’t think it will. Remember, New York City does have snow, and I did live in an apartment with a 30′ deck and a stoop and sidewalk. I always wished for more. I love shoveling snow, and with the snowblower as an accessory, it’s even more fun. This week, I shoveled and plowed three properties – our own, and the two large driveways and decks at friend’s place across the street. Loved it.
Pics today are from our place. All told, I think we probably got six or eight inches the past few days, which wasn’t so terrible. Parts of the neighbor’s place and mine were drifted three feet or more, but for me, that just makes it more fun. I think snow clearance (like my beloved Summer lawn mowing) appeals to both my creative side and my sense of organization. I love getting the edge of the bank just the way I want it. In fact, I frequently go back after finishing an area, because “That edge could go over a few more inches. It would look better.”
In addition to the neighbor I am helping out, we have a short(ish) dog, so he needs snow shoveled too! No matter, it’s just more outdoor fun for me. And let’s not forget the chickens – a path has to be clear to the chicken house, and if the snow has drifted much, I have to shovel the chicken run a little bit. (Okay, I’ll admit could do without that – one side of the roof on the run is too short for me.)
How are your snow adventures going?