Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I am melting!


Just like the wicked witch said "I am melting" as she disappeared into a puddle ..so is our snow. Two 50 plus degree days in a row and you can see the evil snow banks shrink before your eyes. Our "Lake" property is back.


Far Guy and Chance are water movers, it is a perfect job for them both. They cut trenches in the ice...

When that doesn't work..they build something that will move the water for them. A contraption to jet the water over a snowbank and into a lower area out of the drive in the front yard.


I think it is a bilge pump out of a boat, that sits in box that has a screen in the bottom, powered by a battery charger that sits on top of a plastic coffee container. I hope he used an extension cord that had no exposed wires. Ground Fault might be their best friend:)

13 comments:

  1. Your far guy is very resourceful and Chance is good company...what a beautiful dog. My husband makes ditches on the sides of our driveway to drain the water. He also keeps the snow shoveled around our deck so we don't get too much water there. Hmmmmm...must be a guy thing? Sounds like you live in paradise. Happy St. Paddy's day to you and yours....I really enjoy your blog...debbie

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  2. Boy is this ever interesting. I was wondering what happens when all the snow goes away, and how fast the snow goes when it does go.

    We are so ever-loving dry here that we never have that kind of a problem, everything just sinks into the ground, turns to mud for a few days and we are done.

    I enjoy learning about different parts of our vast and wide country. Thank you!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  3. Yay for the meltdown! My son has been making "rivers" by rerouting water away from certain areas. Such fun!

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  4. Well, I'm sure you're glad you're finally getting rid of some of that white stuff!!! Although it looks like Chance will miss it when it's gone:))

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  5. What a world, what a world...turns out there is one beneath all that snow. Welcome back to the land of the earth-dwellers!

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  6. I'll just say I'm glad I live in Kansas now, instead of Ohio..... YUCK!!! I don't think I'll ever miss that much snow.

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  7. 'Course when a tornado blows me back to Ohio, maybe I'll decide to stay there again... LOL.

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  8. Snow is pretty...but probably not right now! The dogs look like they're having fun, though!

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  9. It's a good thing Far Guy has Chance to help him!

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  10. LOL! Love the Heath Robinson contraption that Far Guy uses.

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  11. Mmm never thought about all that melting business, my parents talking about the ice melting on the big rivers in NorthDakota and Okanogan made it sound dangerous and exciting. Except for the whole extension cord thing this just looks like a whole bunch of cold sloppy wetness. Which reminds me I need to get out "Paddle to the Sea" by Holling C. Holling. Are you familiar with it? I think your grandsons would like it.

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  12. Can you believe some people in our country never have to worry about trenches and pumps to divert melting snow? Poor people. They don't know what they are missing :-)

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  13. I think our respective husbands should get together next spring and have a strategy session on water moving.

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