Snow, ugg!

It's only the middle of November but Mother Nature decided to dump a load of heavy wet snow. I was up early shoveling out my driveway.

Just over 10 inches in my back yard.

Shoveling can be a daunting task. Where do I begin? This Maine girl has shoveled snow her whole life. I really don't mind shoveling, if I have time. I'm outside in the fresh air and I'm getting exercise. I know there is an end to the job.


A Few Shoveling Tips:

1. Do not shovel after eating or while smoking.

2. Take it slow and stretch out before you begin.

3. Shovel only fresh, powdery snow; it's lighter.

4. Push the snow rather than lifting it.

5. If you do lift it, use a small shovel or only partially fill the shovel.


My favorite shoveling tools.

I use all three of these of these snow tools. I love the big shovel because I can push and pull the snow. Making the job soo much easier in all types of snow. The straw broom is a tool that helps clean up the snow on my deck porch and steps. Some snow is light and powdery and the broom works better than a shovel. I've even swept my whole driveway during some storms.



After 10" inches of snow.......all cleaned up!

Many types of shovels. My favorite is number 4.

Check out this video by Consumer Reports on shovels and tips about snow removal.

https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/03/snow-removal-shortcuts-that-save-time-and-energy/index.htm?video_id=3287566072001


Happy Shoveling.


Smile and Be kind,

Claire

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