Saturday, February 21, 2015
Yes, I've been out here quite a few times in my life. Sometimes with good results. Sometimes not so much. Get ready. I'm budding with an air of confidence too. I'm going to make a prognostication with some guessing and prophesying thrown in for good measure. We've lived in our place since 1977, and I haven't kept a running tab year to year on snowfall accumulations. Weather forecasters do, but as a rule I don't hold to much stock in them. At the end of each winter, they'll do a tally sheet for the area. So many inches here, so many inches there. Usually, in the course of my winter duties, I'll take a step back the end of February and say something like this, "Whoa, that's a lot of snow, or it's been a pretty mild one." Ok, here I go out on the limb. We have never had snow piled in the yard the way we do this year. The road in front of the house has snow piled as high as I've ever seen it. I stopped counting at 85 inches and that's not including the 6 inches this week and the 3-6 due tonight. I mentioned this to Elenka yesterday. I think I can say with assured certainty that this is the 'snowiest wintah' in our neck of the woods that we've experienced... and maybe the coldest too.
In the past, old timers would say, "This ain't anything like that winter of '47."
I think after this winter we can safely say, "Oh yes it is!"
And another thing.
I have snow drifted into my woodshed this year.
Never happened to this degree before.
Truth be told.
It might have been, because I ripped part of cover tarp away when I ran over it with the snowblower.
Not proud of that fact.