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Ok, so this post is all REAL, with some pretty, happy, and funny thrown in there too!
I'm talking a REAL SNOWSTORM. It blew threw Eastern Canada on Sunday and Monday, but hit PEI the hardest, where we had a whopping 86.8 cm (34 inches) of snow and 120 km/hr (75 mph) winds!! The snow began Sunday morning, and the island was basically shut down. I'm writing this on Ash Wednesday, and some roads on the island still haven't had even one track ploughed through. Schools are still cancelled for Thursday. Some of the pictures are pretty crazy!
Here is what the storm looked like at our place. A lot of it just blew on past us! I hope you like pictures of snow. :) Me, I like a good storm, as long as everyone is safe and snug.
Here's what we woke up to on Monday morning, 24 hours in:
|Happy Islander Day!|
|Still snowing and blowing, and bushels of fun|
|The car and the steering wheel of the tractor!|
|Front porch drift|
|Yes, that's a woodpile buried beside the shed|
|Our means of snow removal :)|
|Here's where the northeast winds just whipped around the side of the house. The packed snow there is maybe a foot deep.|
|By Monday evening we figured it was worth going out to do some shoveling. The kids thought it was pretty cool to be able to reach the top of our lamppost.|
|Starting the channel.|
|Walking on (frozen) water|
|I stayed out to finish the path to the car.|
|The path dug through the drift, with probably a foot of hard packed snow underneath.|
|The car is in sight!|
Tuesday we went out to play!
|There were fox tracks through the back and front yards.|
|The building to the right is our chicken shed. The door to it was completely buried! Just keep moving, foxes...|
As of Wednesday night, our driveway has been blown out by our farmer neighbour and his big tractor, the car is free, and the road to town is clear, though I hear it is pretty difficult still to get around in some places in Charlottetown. Other rural neighbours are still rather dramatically snowed in. The island was basically shut down Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, but we are digging out, and I'm sure this storm will not be forgotten!
Don't worry, it's only very mild cabin fever. :)