Argh! It's the April 12th Snow Curse... again!

Radical Brad

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Almost every year on this day, my hopes of opening up the old shack for DIY season is blasted by this...



'Sup with dat???

I might have to dig up my notebook full of snow vehicle concept drawings and start looking that them again.
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I'm sorry Brad

Maybe I should have waited to post my 'Shov-a-Hoe' thread.
Being from Vermont, I've had to shovel out from deep snow as well.

When does your spring thaw come?
 

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Will have to consider that mod, I constantly break shovels.
Not sure who they make these "heavy duty" shovels for around here, perhaps 8 year olds??
I can snap a shovel or wear one clean out in 2 days!

Most of our garden tools have been modded as well.
I take the wood handles, and weld directly to 1.5 inch conduit. Works great, and offers longer reach.

Spring thaw?... please define that term, it is not computing.

Brad

I'm sorry Brad

Maybe I should have waited to post my 'Shov-a-Hoe' thread.
Being from Vermont, I've had to shovel out from deep snow as well.

When does your spring thaw come?
 
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I can still see it, but it is a bit of a haul in waist deep Springtime Ontario snow...

Looking at this makes me think of a, pedal powered aerial tramway, or 'Zipline'
Like a pedal powered ski lift of sorts.

Ski down, zip down, sled down, and the fun part......pedal back up.
Just think of the conditioning you would get, through the winter months. :D
 

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Yeah, if the snow is lower than my tool belt, then it's just a dusting!

My welder seems to be hanging on today...

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This was the same backyard scene last year, but I think this was actually in May...

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Also sometime late April or May in 2012...

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By the time I found the snowblower, the truck was almost completely buried.

No matter how many aerosol cans I let out into the atmosphere, global warming has not worked in my favor.
I need to step it up and let the cars idle 24 hours a day, and burn plastic by the ton.

The world if forked anyhow, so it might as well be comfortable at the end of all things.
This is NOT!

Brad
 

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I can tell you that the project will be human powered, will have some bicycle components, and will do a job that most would think impossible by human power!
The new project will probably be my most "impossible" project only next to The SkyWalke Tallbike.

I must stay silent until the Newsletter!

Brad

.....heh heh, are you planning to make a snow plough?......
 

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Day two of April snow, now expected to go until the first few days of May.

Our garden out front is completely buried under 2-3 feet of snow now.
At least we didn't put the seeds in the ground 2 days ago when it was 15 degrees and sunny.
The grass turned green 3 days ago, and I was swatting mosquitoes while making birdhouses!

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At least you can still see the raised beds!
Trees are heavy from the sticky snow, which is going to change to freezing rain today and tomorrow.

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I best get the rest of my web work done while I can, power will be out for sure soon.
Not sure where my welder is. Someplace in front of the house under one of the mounds of snow.

Brad
 

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Well, I had two good days outside working on the latest DIY Project, The Yard Mule!
Winter never ends up the mountains of The Great White North.

Woke up to the back yard looking like this...

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View from the front. 160 acres of white hell...

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Down that hill someplace is my welder buried under the snow along with the project I was working on.
At least I am putting tarps on things this year, but they were supposed to be for rain!

Come on climate change... work in my favor for once, eh?

Brad
 
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