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2010 Blizzard

on December 12, 2010

We’ve been snowed in all weekend!  We had a blizzard, the likes of which I haven’t seen since I was a little kid.  As long as you have nowhere to go, it’s still fun as an adult!  Tally for our city is 23” 17″!  (P read some initial reports in the newspaper claiming 23″, but official reports are coming in closer to 17″)

the front of our house

We don’t use the front door much, thank goodness!

The compost bin is covered and there are a few of these neat 5′ snowblown ridgelines in our yard (to the right of the garage)

So. much. snow!

We’ve (well, mostly P) been shoveling!

This ridgeline is about as tall as me (5’4″)

Buried by P are cages with blueberries.  We’ve shoveled “moats” around the  caged blueberries, apples, cherry, peach, and juneberry plants to keep the rabbits from digging down and eating the young stems.   The rabbits with girdle and kill the young plants.  I am thankful, though, for a deep winter snow to help insulate the new plants, which will increase their odds of surviving winter.

The neighbors had a lot of digging to do to get their cars out!


One response to “2010 Blizzard

  1. […] going to make it!  None of the projects finished up willingly, though.  Without the huge blizzard that gave me permission to stay home and knit instead of the busy social weekend we had planned, I […]

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