Thursday, January 7, 2010

Big Snow Today

We were about due for another round of snow. The inch or two of 3 week old snow was starting to get a little gross looking especially in our dogs' favorite parts of the yard, if you know what I mean. So yes, a little bit of snow to cover the more yellow areas was welcomed but the 8+ inches of blowing snow was a little more than we were hoping for. The Gardener plowed the driveway twice before he left for work but you wouldn't know it now. I had big plans to bundle up tonight and hop on the tractor to clear the driveway but after I walked through the waist deep snow drifts to get out to the shed I decided that I would just make it worse if I tried to move the snow. Wouldn't want to get banned from snow removal for a second year in a row.

I haven't used the old new tractor yet and the plow only works in reverse. Can you really picture little old me on a big 'ol tractor PLOWING BACKWARD with a strong north wind? I think not! Instead I'm waiting up for the Gardener, hoping that he'll be able to get his work van into the driveway, not that we have to shovel out the end of the driveway at midnight.

Update : The Gardener just made it home and said it was the second worst weather he's ever driven in. At least he's home!

Oliver sure does like this weather though, almost like he was meant for the snow or something.
Weird huh?

12 comments:

Riot Kitty said...

Waist deep?! Good lord. I'd be inside with the cocoa for quite awhile.

And to think our area was paralyzed by a few inches!

Shady Lady said...

Glad The Gardener made it home safe.

Oliver is just too darn cute!!

Jenni said...

Great pics!

We got a lovely dusting here, about an inch. Jealous?

Kelly said...

That last one of Oliver is really great. My dog photos never turn out. Small twitchy dogs like mine never stop moving. Always a white blur.

sheila said...

Awesome Oliver pics! LOVE HIM!

glad you got some new snow. :)

I had to smile at how much alike we are when I read your comment to me about doing taxes, lol.

LL Cool Joe said...

Well I thought we had a lot of snow, but waist high? Wow. Good luck with that! :D

Love the photos.

Glad the Gardener made it home safely. :)

Kim said...

Love Oliver. I remember having an English mastiff when I was little and I loved that big ole dog.

Out in Them Sticks said...

oh my! :) the kids don't go to school when it's like that, right? I mean, even Wisco has extremes?

Wild Child said...

Not quite the same amount over here west of you. Still enough, but today, so cold. THAT I don't need. Give me about 20 degrees+ and I'm good. Do Not give me the -12 below Farenheit I had to endure in southwest Iowa this past Monday.

Debbie said...

Now that is some snow! We got an inch and the whole place is shut down:)

sheila said...

I'm glad Oliver-snowy oliver- is still up here. He's sucha cutie! What do you think about sluty Bo and Carley? I can't believe they're going with the storyline! lol.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Oliver is a gorgeous dog. Stay warm.