How much Snow ya got ?

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I remember those days on the farm in Minnesota. Blow the driveway clear so the milk truck and get in. Make sure it's still clear when he leaves. Early days it was a Ford 961 with a heat houser, not so fun. Upgraded to a Ford 9600 with a heated cab in the '70s, much warmer.
 

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I remember those days on the farm in Minnesota. Blow the driveway clear so the milk truck and get in. Make sure it's still clear when he leaves. Early days it was a Ford 961 with a heat houser, not so fun. Upgraded to a Ford 9600 with a heated cab in the '70s, much warmer.

My grandfather was a milk hauler for many years and my dad still is. Here in Michigan most haulers have gone to 8 axle trailers hauling over 100,000 pounds of milk when fully loaded so a clear driveway to and from the milk house can be greatly appreciated and also important.
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Charlie, that's impressive!
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We still have a little over a foot of snow on the ground. It rained for hours last night and there's a coating of ice on everything. My big White Pine took a beating it's lost several branches already, one came down while I was out looking things over and taking photos. :(

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This is the one that came down while I was looking.

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It's sure is pretty though.

Crab Apple:

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Amur Maple:

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Curly Willow:

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Mugo Pine:

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Tomato Cages:

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Kraig, I love the specific trees, then the tomato cages. You made me laugh out loud.
 

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Snow, what snow? Y'all can have it.
I got my seat time in today, but it was not pushing snow. I was flipping dirt! 71 degrees here, and supposed to be over 80 tomorrow. :cubwinker:
It sure is nice to physically feel like doing a little work for a change. Been a good day today.


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These roots were no match for my 128 and Brinly plow! :errrr:

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Marty, so glad to hear that you are feeling better! Wow, 71° today, and 80° tomorrow ! I think I'm still a few months away from temperatures anywhere near that warm.
 

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We got around 4" of snow overnight. The ice had mostly melted by the end of yesterday.
 
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A few yrs ago some Canadian friends who owned a fishing camp in Northern Ont. used to come south to winter in the U.P. .They said it was warmer with less snow...I guess ya' gotta' live it to know it...
 
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A few yrs ago some Canadian friends who owned a fishing camp in Northern Ont. used to come south to winter in the U.P. .They said it was warmer with less snow...I guess ya' gotta' live it to know it...
There's areas up here that absolutely get hammered with snow. Calumet, Ironwood, and Munising are the typical winners. They usually get around 50-100 inches more per year than I do. They usually take turns on who gets dumped on. I got more snow than I need, but those guys get hammered. Then, we call Escanaba the banana belt, they usually don't get near the cold, or a 1/3 of the snow. And the eastern U.P. just sucks, not much snow and bitter cold nearly all the time. But the U.P. as a whole, NEEDS snow. Our hotels, bars, restaurants, gas stations, and repair facilities all depend on it to make money. The amount of tourists up here in the winter is staggering. We rely on snow, the same as a farmer in Iowa, or southern Michigan, relies on the rain.
 
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