American Bushman

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Saturday, December 04, 2010


I don't know about a White Christmas but we're surely having a White Weekend.

The snow started falling overnight. We've got about 3" on the ground already and it's supposed to continue falling all day and into the night. We're blessed (or cursed) with Lake Effect snow so any little storm could turn into a big deal but it seems hit or miss so it's hard to judge when to be more concerned with the snowfall.

Following on yesterday's post about gear, we now know that Jake is missing his boots and his gloves are too small. Sarah has nothing to wear to go play in the snow (poor kid.)

The kids were out rolling around in the new white stuff before 7:00 and Laura asked me if she was the first kid out. I told her to stop chatting for a minute and just have a look and listen. I think we were the only two souls up and about at that hour. We hadn't even seen the snow plows yet.

I pushed a shovel around enough to see how deep the snow was while Laura tried making a few snowballs to check the consistency of the snow. It was too little and too powdery to really do much with it yet.

If we get pounded sometime this winter, we're going to make a quinze. Two years ago it was an igloo and this year we're going to do something different. We can also do the quinze without the hard blocks you need to make a good igloo.

Well, I think it's time for a cup of coffee for me and time to fire up the cast iron pans to make the kids a nice hearty breakfast to warm them up from their time in the snow.

I hope they left some for me out there. :)

Thanks for reading,



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