Two weeks of fairly mild weather with little snow lulled us into beleiving that maybe winter was on its way out. Three strong storms in three days have certainly chilled that idea.
The little diesel tractor below is a lawnmower part of the year and a snow plow and blower in the winter. It is surprisingly effective, but we’ve had so much snow lately that a neighbor with much more powerful tractor has come over to widen the snow berms along the drive.
I’ve shoveled so much snow off the deck that it seems as if you can walk right off the deck onto the snow field. The purple coneflower remains standing, with each flower head wearing a snow bonnet.