Yesterday, I was just sitting in the kitchen crocheting on my bathtub floor rug and listening to some tunes. David comes over to me saying that he has been raking the yard. He wants me to come help because the weather is nice today and we should take advantage of it. The weather is suppose to get cooler and rainy in a few more days. The temps are suppose to get back in the high thirties for highs and there are possibilities for the white fluffy stuff again. Booo!
I set aside my crocheting, put my hair up in a pony tail, and found my garden gloves. This being my first go at yardening for the year I needed to protect my hands from blisters. I also was not going to go all crazy and do a large patch of raking. I got outside and found my rake.
Then I took this photo of where David had started his patch of raking.
I then took this photo of were I decided to begin my patch.
I set a goal of raking from the side steps over to the well cover.
David took turns at raking and doing his urban prospecting.
He took this photo of me hard at work while he was resting on the side steps.
I finished my goal patch so I took this photo of David raking some more in his patch.
I finished off my outdoor time taking this photo of my completed patch.
Indoors the sprouts continue to push up through the soil.
I know I said I would just add to the other post but then I got to thinking maybe no one would go back to look at the newly added photos. So I decided just to make new posts. So here is part 2 I don’t know how many parts I will make. I will just go with the flow.
The Shed Drift
I am approaching the drift.
Wind designs in shed drift
It nearly drifted over my east “hand rail” pole I use to get up and down the steps of the shed.
Looking down into the stairwell. Nearly drifted to the door knob.
Milly greeted me once I busted through. She is checking out the snow while I fill her food and water bowls.
She was thinking about going out but decided not to.
David came and helped finish up.
One last thought about going out before I left.
The shed steps finished.
My Walk Around the House
I did a walk around the house after we finished digging out the shed steps.
Here I took several photos of wind designs in the drifts.
The east side of shed and house looking north.
The burn barrel
The junk pile at east end of house.
Heading to nornt side of house ground is covered with melted then frozen slush and icicles that fell from eves of roof.
Standing at east end of backyard looking west.
The stock tank.
Wind designs in tank drift
A bit of a curl here.
Curl like over hang.
Trash can and fish aquarium stand drift
Drift that runs along north side of backyard
East side of drift around big tree
West side of drift around big tree
West end of house looking south to driveway and truck.
I still have more photos but I think I will limit this post to just these two galleries. I will continue posting more tomorrow. See ya then! 😀
I have taken over 50 photos of the digging out process. Although some are not about the digging. I took a walk around the house just to see what drifts had formed where. I took a few photos of the drifts because I like the patterns left in them by the wind. I have arranged the photos in several galleries by different themes. I may not get them all posted or captioned today. So I will be editing this post until they are posted and captioned, so you know what is going on in each photo.
We began the dig out early in the morning it was still cloudy and grey.
The view out the side door.
The side door landing and steps. Yep, the steps were burried.
The drift along the south side of house and the deck.
Zoomed in view of deck from side door landing.
We got two steps partially cleared.
Took this while standing on the landing waiting my turn at clearing more steps.
The drift beside side door landing.
All step are cleared.
David made it to the ground. Doing some detailed scooping on the steps.
This next group was taken as I carefully walked over to the shed, so I could check on Milly. I used a shovel as a walking cane to get there. There wasn’t a big drift to shovel through. Earlier in the week the snow from the last to smaller snows had started melting and then froze into a nice patch of ice along the path to the shed.