One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Another Winter Blast ~ Two Shovels and Hard Work

The winds were horrible yesterday, and the slick layer of freezing rain underneath the snow didn't help.  We got our snow.  However, if you live in the country, you get more than 3-5 inches.  This photo from last night doesn't even show the horrible blowing of the snow.

This morning, I started shoveling out this 2 foot drift, that spread out across the middle or our horse shoe shaped drive.  It was probably 12 feet by 8-9 feet by 2 feet deep.  After an hour, I came in to sip some hot coffee and turned the shovels over to two kids for their 1 hour shift.  Rotating the kids, with the 2 shovels we have, I hope to have us dug out.

I started shoveling in the dark, and shoveled right through watching the sunrise this morning.  Although we were not happy to see more snow, and have to shovel more, the dogs were pretty happy to see it.

It's time to go back out and shovel more.  We have a car to dig out too.

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