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Blizzard No. 1

December 12, 2010 | Iowa,Weather,Winter

Spent several hours on this. Still not done. We need a bigger tractor.

Posted by Becky @ 5:00 pm | Comments  

First blizzard of the season

December 11, 2010 | 2010,Iowa,Weather,Winter

It’s a blizzard, y’all.

Posted by Becky @ 2:02 pm | 1 Comment  

I can’t make it on my own, drive me home

January 25, 2010 | Blizzard,Iowa,Weather,Winter

This is what it was like driving in a blizzard a few hours ago. Visibility now is even less, I’m sure, and the driveway is completely drifted shut. (Well, that, and it’s getting dark.) Better get out there and start clearing. If my count is right, this is Blizzard No. 5.

Posted by Becky @ 5:36 pm | 9 Comments  

Clearing the driveway

January 7, 2010 | 2010,Iowa,Weather,Winter

I had to wait until I could feel my feet again before I posted this. We cleared the driveway, which I’m sure we’ll have to do again in the morning.

We even had to clear part of the highway. I don’t think the snowplows were out today, and I saw they weren’t being sent out tonight. That means the whole highway might be closed tomorrow.

The mail carrier surprised me. He actually tackled a good 2 feet of snow and a huge drift in front of our mailbox to deliver our mail. Thanks, Jerry!

We have lots more digging out in our future. And I hope the LP gas lasts throughout the winter because I don’t think we’ll see the tank until spring. It’s buried under a good 5 feet of snow drift.

And if this were a horror movie? This would be the point when the scary voice would whisper-shout, “Get out!”

Posted by Becky @ 11:26 pm | 2 Comments  

How many blizzards can Iowa have in one winter?


I’m not sure I want to know. Unless the answer is “no more.”

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeelp meeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Posted by Becky @ 2:32 pm | 1 Comment  

Everyone knows it’s Windy

December 9, 2009 | Iowa,Weather,Winter

We’re smack-dab in the middle of this blizzard. The wind is still raging outside. The kids are going a tad stir crazy. I’m hoping the wind dies down at some point today so we can get out and see what the sleds will do out there.

In the meantime, we’re trying to figure out our LP-gas hot-water tank. According to the manual, the settings have changed because something is blocked. (By snow perhaps?) Anyway. It smells like gas, so we need to figure it out. We’ll try to call the plumbing & heating company, but I’ll bet they’re hunkered down like the rest of us. If we can get anyone on the telephone, though, maybe someone knows more about this than we do.

Here’s the snow drift in front of the barn. The tractor with the snow blower is in there.

More drifts block the wood shed.

Half of the snow fence has been gobbled up by the snow. But, hey, it looks like it’s doing its job.

See that dark spot in the middle of the photo? That’s where the LP tank is.

Posted by Becky @ 11:19 am | 7 Comments  


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