Digging out

The final total for yesterday’s storm is 17ā€ by our measurement. That was a lot of digging out to do, since E. had to get to work in the evening (classes at her school were canceled for the snow, it seems, but the library still had to be open in the evening for some reason). We have four different sizes of snow shovel to work with and we used them all in clearing out the driveway. Last year we had frequent snow, but rarely in large amounts, so we had to spend a lot of time clearing the driveway, but never of more than five or six inches of snow. This year, at least so far, we’ve instead been getting occasional big dumps of snow– ten inches in the last one, seventeen in this. Digging out seventeen inches of snow by hand would have been a pretty terrible job, but a couple of our neighbors came over and gave us a hand with their snowblowers.

Last night I made a batch of pumpkin cranberry bread, using up the last of the pumpkin that I cooked, mashed, and froze in the fall– some for us, and some as a thank-you for the neighbors.

Pumpkin cranberry bread



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