Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jonas the Snowzilla Report

Jonas the winter snow storm (dubbed "Snowzilla" on Facebok) has hit us, along with most of the northern east coast of the United States of America. Here's a smattering of what's been going on...

It was so cold outside, even the snow is trying to get inside our house on the first day.

Back porch (that trash can is a compost bin, in case you were wondering)

It wasn't just the snow trying to get into our house the first night. Looking out the front door we saw some bird tracks in the snow that had blown onto the front porch.

Our front entrance

The tracks

The car is getting the worst of it, too.

That car used to have wheels

Not to be outdone for calamity, the garage roof has decided to make an impression on anyone foolish enough to walk under it and clap loudly.

What is that thing?!?

Avalanche waiting for some snow thunder

The children are enjoying the snow. I shoveled the front walk into one spot so they had a small hill from which to sled down. Even neighbors came over to try it.

Climbing Mount Sled

Riding to the mailbox

With all the comings and goings, I carved a path out to where the local 4x4s had packed down the cul de sac's snow. Our children can now go visit other houses more easily and their friends can get to ours somewhat safely.

By the mailbox (my hat was too wet from the last session of shoveling)

Looking back/posing

Tree assault!

We tried a blizzard style snack--maple syrup snow candy. The recipe we used is here. Basically, you boil a cup of syrup for four minutes then pour it over a pan full of clean snow.

Boiling syrup

Bringing in the snow (see, it finally did make it inside)

The instructions say to pour short, thin lines. Once hardened, eat with a spoon or a popsicle stick.

Pouring strips

We used a stick

Still a little drippy

Very tasty

If anything else interesting happens, we will be sure to let you know!

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