A Break in the Weather
After a couple of days of snow and high winds, we got a break in the weather with bright blue skies. Unfortunately, the arctic high also brings colder temperatures. While the weather has cleared, I needed to make another trip to the feed mill in Verner.
But first, I the task to dig out the car. I just did it yesterday but with the wind and drifting snow it needs to be done again.
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The drift on the right side of the car is about 3 feet deep. On the left side the snow plow has thrown some snow against the car as it passed. What is not shown is the snow packed under the car by the wind. I guess I could use the hour of exercise in the fresh air. -17C.
For readers who live where they are snow deprived. Here is what a snow covered plowed road looks like. This is the road I travel to get to Verner. These roads are nice to travel on, although a sign of Spring coming, frost heaves in the road can surprise you if you do not slow down for them. One of the good things about the road is that if you lose control and go into a skid the snow banks keep you out of the ditch. With careful speed this should not happen. If it does, there is seldom anyone else using the road. Just back out and carry on. (a little digging may be necessary.) When the road begins to get a little icy they come and sprinkle a little sand on the road, to help the traction.
This is a stretch of the road parallel to the Sturgeon River on the approach to the bridge. The snowbank seemed the highest here. It is as high or higher than the roof of the car.
At the mill Heidi enjoyed running up the snowbank at the edge of the parking lot. It is about 12 feet high. She ran about half way up and then turned to check out the view.
Days like today are very nice with the snow white and the sky blue. Everything sparkles and the cool temperatures are bracing. A good day for my birthday.