Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sappy (Sam+Happy) Pond
The pond has been renamed. Sam earned himself half a pond after a solid afternoon of snowblowing the blizzard off the ice. At least it was a nice day. :)
Before New Hampshire taught me the ways of snow living I never knew a snow blower existed. It's a cool thing; it's not like a leaf blower like I had thought. It's more like lawn mower / walker for old people ...like a rototiller. You walk behind it and it twirls the snow around like a lawn mower and then spits it out really far, making a snow rainbow... I'm think you can adjust how far it blows which makes it pretty cool. ...still not sure how it sucks the snow up.
...okay, I wrote that first part a while ago, but I still have to tell everyone how a snowblower works because I find it kind of amusing....
Despite the "storm" outside right now it's warmed up and I think our skating rink is out of action until next year. :( How crazy is that that I am almost sad that it's getting warmer!! The pond was fun. Scotty loves it and we are starting to acquire ice hockey equipment for next season!
I'll miss the pond, but I did buy ten frog catching nets at Target today and I've decided I want to stock it with fish and I've told Happy to make a floating dock... with a detachable section that turns into a raft. :) I'm sure the warmer weather will make me plenty happy!
HOW COULD I FORGET THE ZAMBONI! Check this out!
The zamboni cracks me up! ...and it really works! The ice is much smoother, but still has the "charm" of a pond. :)
(yes Ingrid, that's our house..) :)