Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Mailbox Hack

So I waited till the plow went flying by, throwing snow 20', yesterday morning, before bringing out the blower to clear the lane way. When I got to the entrance I noticed that flying plow (I have other words for it, ha, ha) snapped the mailbox flag arm in half, and the broken half was nowhere to be found. It's a good thing I drink lots of Folgers coffee. Here's the fix.

I cut a new upper half out of a Folgers coffee can and riveted it in place with two aluminum rivets. 

So here we are two months from the end of winter and we have already got as much snow as we usually get, between 2 1/2 and 3 feet, for the whole winter. So far this winter I have either been feeding the wood stove to keep up with the -40 temps., or running the tractor to clear the copious amounts of snow that we get between cold snaps. Pristine snow is nice at the beginning of winter but at this point it is just work, ha, ha. The 3" dump we got overnight will have to wait till the next dump.

These are just people tracks but usually after a light snow I will come down and the lane way is covered in fresh rabbit, fox, and sometimes lynx or bobcat tracks. I will have to remember to get a picture sometime.

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