Sunday, January 29, 2012

Clean up!

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!


14 comments:

  1. Do you think if I stomped about on our laneway with my stilletos on it would have the same effect? (Guess not!)
    Jane x

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    1. Jane, it would be more fun to watch than the tractor! :)

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  2. Glad you're good to go again. What a lane!

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    1. This ice nonsense fortunately doesn't happen very often, but when it does it's a real nuisance!

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  3. Wow, isn't that great to have such nice neighbors. Bet you were glad to see that tractor coming. Good stuff. Hope the sun comes out for ya and stays out. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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    1. We went cross-country skiing and the weather was fabulous!

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  4. Wow none of te same problems here.. well not in suburban London!

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    1. Probably a good thing!

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  5. What you need is a good stout pole in the ground at one end of the driveway, a good stout pole at the other end - and a rope slung between them. That way you'll be able to wind down the window of your car and pull yourself along.

    It works a treat. My mother had a similar arrangement at her favourite bar so that she could get from the cigarette machine to the dart board and back again without losing her seat.

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    1. Okay, I love this idea. A zip line down the laneway! Perfect!

      Your mother was a clever woman....

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  6. In all my years if ice and snow I never heard of discing the drive way. Cool!

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    1. It did a fabulous job of breaking up the ice! We were very impressed.

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  7. We have more than a few politicians around here with unusual capacities for blowing volumes of empty hot air. Wanna borrow 'em? Actually, just keep them forever. Please.

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    1. Uh, if I have to keep them forever, NO WAY!! But they can come up for a visit. just long enough to melt the ice. WIth all that hot air, it should take about ten minutes.

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