Tag Archives: snow

Storm Preparation

There is an ice storm forecasted to blow through here this afternoon through early tomorrow morning.  So I took the opportunity late Sunday night to go and fill up my gas and diesel cans.  It was an overdue chore anyways … Continue reading

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Not Prepared

I admit it, I was not prepared for the weather that has hammered us with a foot of snow today.  Just a mere 36 hours ago, the forecast was for 1-3″ of snow, but that rapidly changed to 5-8″, and … Continue reading

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So Much to Update, So Little Time

This post is long overdue.  Post-able events have occurred.  The problem is a plague has befallen the homestead.  That might be a bit dramatic, but it kind of feels that way. It has gotten to the point where I have … Continue reading

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Prepare Yourselves, For This…

It is starting to warm up.  I have been worried about something for several weeks now.  Worried might not be the right word, maybe concerned.  I got the first taste of it this year yesterday. Where we park our cars … Continue reading

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Ice Fishing, Finally

If I haven’t mentioned it, our younger son has been begging to go ice fishing since last winter.  Unfortunately for him there wasn’t any ice last winter.  This winter found us extremely busy but luckily for him the ice has … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Levels Higher?

This is an article I was expecting.  Except the part where they omit mentioning that Chicago draws water from Lake Michigan and dumps it down the Chicago river, which drains to the Mississippi.  At .7″ per year, that adds up. … Continue reading

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Where will all this snow go?

I read an article here the other day about the possibility of flooding when all this snow melts.  I have to admit I was already starting to think about this.  With the Great Lakes frozen over more than normal and … Continue reading

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Are You Prepared for Winter Driving?

I have stopped more this year to help people who’s cars were stuck than in the last ten years combined.  This winter has just been that bad with regards to the amount of snow we have gotten and never having … Continue reading

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Bees and Lack of Updates

I know I have been pretty bad about updating lately.  It is mostly because there has been very little to update on.  The septic system hasn’t been started yet, and it sounds like it will be next week before they … Continue reading

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Snowblowers are Still Good Things

Last year I posted on my personal facebook page something along the lines of “snowblowers are the best invention…EVER.”  Despite my post about manual snow removal, I stand by last year’s statement.  Don’t get me wrong manually removing snow is … Continue reading

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