It rained all day yesterday, and so I expected to see that the lake is back when it got light this morning. And it was.
You can see that the snowplows clear themselves a nice-sized turnaround. They've cleared off about 10 feet of my yard here, which doesn't bother me at all, since it includes a fair part of my driveway too. Down the hill in the city, the snow is virtually all melted off, but as you can see, it's mostly still here at my place, except in the windy areas. Now it's icy snow.
Here's another time vs money decision. I think that as long as I have a good-paying job and homesteady setup things that take most of my time, I will probably buy wood instead of cutting and splitting my own. I spent a freakin' huge amount of time last year trying to cut my own wood with the wrong type of chainsaw (I didn't know anything about chainsaws, so just bought what the guy at the hardware store recommended, which was a mistake. He recommended and I bought - a chainsaw designed for hobby, pruning work. It gets like 15 cuts before I have to fill the gas tank, and 45 cuts before I have to have the chain sharpened.) I have a better chainsaw now, but also have a healthy appreciation of how much work it takes to cut and split my own wood. That's why, as long as I have a choice, I don't want to do it. Sorry. I feel like a wimp, like less of a homesteader, but that's the way I feel about cutting and splitting wood.
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