As our 2014 May Day Celebration approaches... (May 10th, 11 AM to 5:30 PM), we have a small dilemma happening here. With the winter from Siberia finally winding down, the wake of the the winter has left mammoth mounds of frozen snow. It just so happens that these mammoth mounds are strategically situated in areas that will be used during the event. With seventeen days to go, nerves are getting worn with worry that it won't be gone. What's a person to do?
One area of concern is where several exhibitors will be placing their canopies and setting out their crafts, so too there will be some Tarot Readers doing the same, in this area. Right now there is a good 3 feet of snow existing quite happily. Yikes. One other area of deep concern is the parking spots for show coordinators. There is 4 feet of snow reluctantly melting slowly. Ye gads!
Our creative son dove into his 'junque pile' of hoarded cast offs and pulled out a pump, some hose and 3 batteries. Hooked the batteries together then to the pump, and hose. He placed the hose in the creek, and attached the batteries to the pump and also to an old ratty sprinkler. Walla! It worked, and he is now sprinkling the heaped snow with water and thus melting the mound! The other, larger mound is further from the creek and posed a problem of removal... until I grabbed the garden shovel and tore into that mass mound of reluctant winter! I am basically UNSHOVELING the snow! And it's working! It's work, but I can use the exercise, so it's a good thing in many ways.
One problem... I had yesterday. I went into the studio breathing hard and with sweaty brow and thought I would rest and make a necklace and matching earrings. I happen to be at an age now, that glasses are needed to do anything with jewelry... grrrrrrr. Oh well, it is what it is.. Anyway, I didn't get far with my crimping tool because my glasses fogged up and I couldn't see what the heck I was doing! So I had to cool off before I could get any jewelry work done. I did, and also made a nice dent in the dang monster mound.
So you see where there is snow, there is a way, more than one way actually, to get rid of the stuff. We are confident that it will be well gone before May 10th, with no testament of what was there, nowhere to be seen.
|Hosing the snow!|
|Unshoveling the Mound!|
I'm off to "Unshovel" some more snow... Later......