Digging Out – After the Storm

March 7, 2018

All dug out


All dug outMarch 4 and 5, 2018 – this was our first major winter storm of the season. Over the two days, we had approximately 40 cm of snow dumped on us, along with stiff east winds. Although the mild temperatures, hovering around -2C, meant that at least we were not dealing with -50 wind chills.

After the storm, before digging out


The storm began Sunday evening. We were working in town at the local museum annual membership supper. By the time we finished clean up and headed for home, the snow was coming down fast and furious. Visibility was reduced to nothing at times and it was a struggle to see the road. At one point, I had to get out and walk in front of the vehicle to keep us on the road. Thankfully, not for long. We made it home safe and sound.

shoveled trails everywhere

By Tuesday morning the storm had passed and it was time for cleanup. By shovel and Kobota we cleared out around the house and garage. The road we left for the plow. This morning, Wednesday, the plow came through and we are able to get out if we need to.

Hanna breaking trail

We got lots of exercise trudging through the bush remaking our snowshoeing trails.


Gotta love a good storm.





Kobota Clean Up



About Darlene & Ken

Experiencing life off the grid, building a home, and trying to live sustainably.
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