Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A First Time For Everything

This week, the high temperature in my neck of the woods should be about 58°.  However, the past few days it's been more like winter coat weather.
  • Monday it was 20 degrees lower than normal. In the afternoon we got about an inch of snow (which thankfully only stuck on the grass). 
  • Yesterday it didn't even make it above freezing.
  • Tonight, as one website of one of the local TV channels proclaims " We could see one of the biggest November snowstorms ever in St. Louis." It's supposed to start snowing overnight, and they're predicting we could get somewhere between four and seven inches of snow.
All I can say is UGH!

The unexpected winter weather means that we weren't able to take care of the last of the fall yard maintenance. This afternoon there was a solid layer of leaves over the back half of the back yard.  Knowing that if they got left there it wouldn't be good for the grass, I decided to run the lawn mower over the worst of the pile to mulch the leaves.

I have never used a lawn mower in snow, but since there was still white stuff in half of the yard I had to push the mower through it. Turns out the mower wheels aren't particularly designed to deal with snow.

Imagine that.

The finished product
Five years ago today: Leaves Be Gone


  1. Wonder what the neighbors looking at their windows thought! LOL

  2. Replies
    1. It is what it is. One of the things about living in an area with four seasons is that they're not always predictable.

  3. It is unusually warm in the UK for this time of year.

    God bless.

  4. Way to go! I bet you're glad to did it, as funny as it must of looked!

    1. I AM glad to get the job out of the way. Weather permitting, there probably will be one more time to cut up the leaves before we drain the mower for the season.

  5. It won't last you may have a few days later on.

  6. Looks good though Kathi, what you got done. We haven't had snow here in awhile during the winter and are predicted to have a warmer than normal winter due to El Nino or La Nina, one of the two. November has been unseasonably dry here. I have never mowed in the snow! But am still fighting leaves and need to get more raked up.