It’s snowing today, but it’s winter in New Hampshire. We have a good three (no, actually six once I got out there) inches on the ground with about the same due to arrive again this afternoon. I see two rounds of shoveling in my future. 🙂
Before I head out to get some steps, it’s a good time to do a tool review.
I bought a Ryobi 21″ battery snow blower the end of December and had a chance to give it a try on two snowfalls that were probably about 2″ each. I really love my Ryobi lawnmower and hoped this snowblower was going to work out, but it didn’t. It starts, runs almost silent, and works like a charm, but our recents snows are wetter than years past, and it just could’t handle wet snow. The chute would continue to clog up, and it just wasn’t worth the cost. If you live where you receive dry and fluffy snow, it might be a good choice.
Now, I’ve got a Toro 21″ gas snow blower on order, and it will be in next week. I’ll let you know how that works on this wetter snow.
How wet is the snow we are now receiving? Well, a recent plow driver was quoted on NHPR as saying ‘you can’t plow a puddle.’ 🙂 In the meantime, My trusty scoop shovels will do just fine.
After a while out in the cold you welcome a hot drink, and we certainly are enjoying our new Keurig with frother. It makes great coffee, and I can’t imagine my day without coffee.
Ice fishing is a pretty big sport up here, but the weather hasn’t been real cooperative this year. When I drove by our reservoir and saw guys out in the middle while there was running water on the sides, I stopped and tried to grab a photo which was difficult because of all the open water. The local news this week reported a couple of guys in another town had fallen through the ice and had to be rescued. Dedicated ice fishing enthusiasts or stupid?
Have a great weekend – stay healthy and enjoy the last week and a half of January wherever you are. 🙂