So after 24 hours, I did manage to get my car out of our laneway. Things froze up just enough for me to get some traction under the drivewheel on the east side of our laneway.
Then Bernie, the farmer who clears our laneway, came over and "disced" the ice surface, breaking it up so tires can get some traction.
My knight in shining tractor!
The discs are far using on fields, but hey, they work great on laneways too!
Bernie took two runs up and down the laneway.
And off he went...
into the distance...
...and back to his own farm. That's our red car parked up by the road. After I got our car stuck on Wednesday while Gordon was, he didn't drive back down the laneway until we got the ice surface sorted out.
The joys of winter!