Blizzard Hibernation = Over

Jeff gets really antsy staying home on vacation in the winter with nothing to do so we took a trip into town.

It was a white-knuckle adventure down to the road. There was a layer of ice on the driveway before all the snow fell and it is still really slippery with snow on it (another inch fell this morning). Jeff put it in 4Low and hugged the right tires in the snow bank. He went nice and slow and I think it took 5 minutes to get down to the road, but we did it nice and slow and we didn’t land in the lake. Whewwww.

In town we learned that the snow removal here is incredibly poor. It almost seemed like they just moved as little as possible and are hoping it melts and goes away…. which is likely when it hits +5C on Wednesday and rains.

We noticed that there was a roof that collapsed!! At Central (our small Atlantic Canada version of Home Depot) they have 3 adjoined greenhouses where they keep the gardening supplies and other outdoor things. It is open year round and they have a display of their wood and pellet stoves in there. Well it looks like they didn’t bargain for the weight of the heavy snow that fell on Jan. 1st. Take a look:

Central's greenhouse collapsed

Central's greenhouse collapsed

Central's greenhouse collapsed

Central's greenhouse collapsed

Here are a few more photos from around town.

Bald Eagle

Main Street

Main Street

Intersection of Hwy 104 and Hwy 7


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

3 Replies to “Blizzard Hibernation = Over

  1. WOW………..I have never ever seen that much snow! How beautiful! I would be afraid I would get lost in it though! I would not go outside! How do the dogs potty??? haha

  2. Hi Texan Lisa! Don’t worry about the dogs – Jeff made a path through the back yard so they have a clear path out the door, down the stairs, and then a loop around the yard to do their business! This was a lot of snow at once, but it isn’t a lot of snow as far as winters in Canada go. I’m sure it’ll probably all melt away in the next couple of weeks – it is much warmer here in Nova Scotia than in most of Ontario.

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