Proper Plowing Protection
I don’t always wear my shorts. There are days when the weather and activities demand a bit more protection. When working outdoors one can normally turn away from the wind and driving ice crystals. But when plowing I can’t turn my face away. The solution is to virtually cover myself to avoid frost bite from the chilling winds.
This winter I got a new face mask made of polar fleece. Very warm although it does squash my nose down a bit. After a while it did stretch after and was much more comfortable. I also have some goggles but couldn’t find them the last day I plowed. With it being so cold I skipped wearing my glasses since the rims are made of metal and cold freeze to my face.
The big bushy eyebrows are required attire, although Holly keeps trimming them down so I don’t look too shaggy.
Bigger Better Bucket
Here Hope is posing in front of a slightly larger bucket to give some perspective. That bucket is about 4′ tall, almost as tall as my half cubic-yard bucket is wide! I think it may be 12′ to 16′ wide. This is at the grocery store in Bradford, VT where the frozen falls are fixed each winter. My photo of the frozen falls was bought for use by the Canadian government to illustrate their booklet on dam safety. Pretty, er, cool.
Outdoors: 50°F/18°F Sunny
Farm House: 32°F/30°F
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/62°F Spring Melt has begun