Thursday, February 3, 2011

Working Through the Winter

This year Old Man Winter has been reminding us what he is made of.
Sir Winter has combined cold and snow to keep our attention firmly focused on his ability to chill.
Even our more pleasant sunny days have been very windy which caused the snow to drift.
As snow drifts across the highways on a sunny day, it sticks to the black surface of the asphalt where it compacts under traffic and ices over. Sir Winter has quickly dived back down to chill us again, so our roads remain treacherous for weeks.
It takes a daily commitment of sweeping, shoveling, and deicer to keep even covered outdoor areas clear. 
All of this has slowed down our grain hauling. The process of snow removal to gain access to the bin sites combined with road conditions has made it impossible to accomplish what we think we should each day.
Remember last Fall when our trucks went to town?
It's a far different trip today.


  1. It was the same here!
    Our milktruck got stuck right at the entrance of our driveway (still half way on the road) and it took us about half an hour to get him out.

    Luckely all the cows were out off the wind and they seem to be doing better then my husband who was outside helping our boys get to the farm, the milktruck and feedsuppliers!

    Thanks for the post!

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