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Title: Snow isn't for Sissies
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on March 17, 2017, 05:05:42 pm
Snow isn't for Sissies

Some are put off by the winters up here in the northern woods. Its just part of the beauty of the four distinct seasons.

Who needs a gym membership, fall is firewood, winter is snow shoveling, spring and summer are working in the gardens.


https://youtu.be/CvyTwSHXkiE
Title: Re: Snow isn't for Sissies
Post by: RP2016 on March 18, 2017, 05:50:46 am
If you don't want to do all that shoveling you can always buy a snow blower  :)
Title: Re: Snow isn't for Sissies
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on March 18, 2017, 07:48:04 am
If you don't want to do all that shoveling you can always buy a snow blower  :)

How would I get my exercise?  ;D

Yeah, we had a snow blower when we first lived here... dang thing would grab a rock and shoot it out with frightening force (we have a gravel driveway). We have mostly used a plow on our ATV. But, the deeper snow is a challenger for the machine to push especially once the snow gets banked deep on the sides.

My wife likes the fact that shoveling is less wear and tear on the ATV and means we get the snow further off the sides. But, you are right a snow blower is a great way to do that. My dream would be a tractor with a loader on the front and a large snow blower on the rear.

The point of the video is with regard to some folks not wanting to move because they are frightened of the winters. I promised myself not to be a sissy about weather... I have the right clothing and try to have the right attitude. I enjoy working outside here in the winter. No bugs, you don't overheat and it is often sunny with gorgeous blue skies. As long as it's not cloudy and windy I can get a lot done in the winter and enjoy it.
Title: Re: Snow isn't for Sissies
Post by: JasonPSorens on March 18, 2017, 08:50:09 pm
This time of year with the strong sunlight and temps at least in the 20s most days, often 30s and 40s, it can be downright pleasant to be out and about during the day.
Title: Re: Snow isn't for Sissies
Post by: FreeSammy on April 20, 2017, 04:53:41 am
Seems like the dog is doing its best to help out/ be a cheerleader.

This reminds me of when i visited my granny up north and it was cold as ...

After a while i didnt complain about it being cold cus every time i said something she said :

"Go out and chop some wood and youll get warm".

When im out traveling in warmer countrys i can miss the 4 seasons. But when its cold its easy to complain hehe.
Title: Re: Snow isn't for Sissies
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 20, 2017, 01:46:31 pm
It's the upside and the downside of living in the northern woods. On balance we really love it here.
Title: Re: Snow isn't for Sissies
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 20, 2017, 01:55:37 pm
and it is temporary
Title: Re: Snow isn't for Sissies
Post by: Levi on April 20, 2017, 04:09:54 pm
welcome back to the site Russel.
Title: Re: Snow isn't for Sissies
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 20, 2017, 06:28:20 pm
I know. I need to spend more time on the forums to help connect people.