Friday, January 20, 2017

The Neighborhood Snow Plow Guy

The 14-18" of snow left behind by the snowstorm of Christmas weekend here in Wyoming hasn't gone anywhere very fast. There were days Steve spent 4-5 hours a day plowing our 3/4 mile driveway. And then the neighbors would call exclaiming they've only had three snowstorms like this in the last 10 years and would Steve please come over and dig them out?

Of course he would.

We had a warm day about a week ago so we were hoping we were done with the plowing for awhile. But nope. The wind picked up last weekend and with 3/4 of the driveway being on flat ground the driveway filled back in - and so did our neighbor's. So last week Sunday, Steve was out all afternoon on the tractor (we barely made it out last Saturday) and on Tuesday he plowed out the neighbor's barn driveway.

There he goes to get the tractor out of the shop.

And when the driveway is plowed and the sun is out you know what that means - walk with the dogs!

All we have do is shout out, "Do you wanna go for a walk?"

Bear may be mouse hunting...

...but that doesn't matter. She takes off after us in a big hurry.

And Ike shows up from somewhere and off we go!

On a clear day like this we could see all the way to Pumpkin Buttes.

"Yep, we're coming Ike!"

Here we turn around and go back.

Almost there!

We had a beautiful week of sunshine and warm temps. Yesterday we sat outside on the deck in a t-shirt in the sunshine with a temp of 55 degrees. 

But we know how the weather in Wyoming changes.

Today we awoke to light lazy snow, but no wind so keeping my finger's crossed no plowing needed.

The snow didn't appear to bother the elk.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! You can count on Steve and I watching football games this Sunday!

Go Packers and Steelers (that was a whisper)

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