Saturday 4 January 2014

The Big Dig

The snow started before dawn yesterday.  It continued throughout the day with white-out conditions during the blizzard.  I was stuck at work when the road closed and I was unable to get home.  Some hours later, a good Samaritan gave me a lift to the end of my sign of the plough and it was long after dark.  In places, the snow was more than knee-deep.

This morning, the big dig began.  The plough came through before dawn and dumped about four feet of compacted snow on the end of our driveway.  My car is buried at the back, where it is likely to remain until the weather improves.

Our back garden is under feet of snow.  A thick layer of snow lays on the roof of the house and the shed.

The first job was to dig out the shed, where our ATV with plough attachment is kept.  We are so grateful for the fact that we got this old but useful piece of winter equipment during the summer.  Without it, we had to rely on the kind help of our neighbours after huge storms.

More later after we have had a chance to get on with the digging....

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