Raking record

This really belongs in my private daily log, but for some reason I started recording it here, so will continue the tradition.

This picture is old; two years ago I finally figured out that raking is easier and safer WITHOUT the ladder. I don’t know why it took so long to try it both ways!

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12/31/21: First roof raking of this season. Later than usual. About four inches.

Unexpected sight today: Birds. We’ve been supercold for a week, the first serious cold spell in 10 years. I haven’t seen or heard any birds in a month. Today they’re gathering and flapping around in 13 degrees. What do they have in mind?

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1/6/22: Second raking. About five inches.

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3/15/22: Well, I guess that’s all. This was a blessedly easy winter,
after four horrible seasons in previous year. We got the usual La Nina jet stream pattern, but it was mostly above freezing. Total snow was only about 30 inches, and most of it melted quickly.

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