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billions of snowflakes

Teased with traces of snow until now. This morning we have real snow on the ground.

That is real darn purty all right,
but somebody has to deal with it.

These machines are wonderful, but not magical. They are work.

Experience will help, but even at 10-degrees outside, I ended up overdressed for the exertion.

Knowing for quite some time that this day was coming, I had made significant effort to have the area I intended to maintain as smooth as possible. In spite of my repeated best efforts, the concrete is WAY EASIER to work with the snow blower. Uneven surfaces, bits of rock, undefined edges are all enemies of my Ariens or any other, for that matter.

Montana mowing December 23rd from Ted Dunlap on Vimeo.