Sophie in the Snow

Well the big snow storm came and went. We got 20″ of snow mixed with up to 40 mph winds which lead to some huge drifts. On my way home from work yesterday I had to drive through some snow drifts as tall as my car. Luckily, our house is more sheltered in the woods so our drifting wasn’t that bad. Our dog, Sophie, wasn’t too happy about the snow when I took her out today.

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One of her bathroom spots:
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(On our driveway.)

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With the dog safely inside Flannel Man and I worked on digging ourselves out. The ATV got stuck. A lot.
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Meanwhile I dug out the mailbox…
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shoveled the front stairs…
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and the back sidewalk.
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In deep snow like this remember to shovel out more than one exit in your house in case of an emergency. A family from my home town had a fire start in their house (lots of fireplaces used this time of year) and their young daughter almost got stuck in their house because she couldn’t get out the back door. And make sure to shovel out any gas vents around your house too.

Eventually we figured out the ATV got stuck less if I was sitting on the back. After two hours the pile of snow Flannel Man has been building was over 8′ tall and 30′ long. I hope we don’t get too much more snow because we don’t have anywhere else to put it!
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4 Responses to “Sophie in the Snow”


  1. 1 jen February 5, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Whoa! You guys got way more snow than we did. I love it when the dogs have to hop over the snow – their ears flopping just cracks me up so much… Glad Sophie managed to have at least a few minutes of fun out there! Hopefully you & flannelman managed to, also!

  2. 2 Brian February 18, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    That’s a lot of snow! We’re currently on the thawing season, good luck when it hits you=)

  3. 3 Roeshel March 3, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Great pics! Poor Sophie! lol

    Looks like you two are a great snow-removal team! So ready for spring! ;)Stay warm and hoping that’s all melted soon!

  4. 4 Holyoke Home March 3, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Wasn’t the snow just crazy? Sophie’s face in the third picture SO PERFECTLY captures how she’s feeling


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