Feb 10-15

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2015: February: Feb 10-15
Mowing snow    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Kathy Archambeau
Clearing the yard    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Kathy Archambeau
Is that grass I see?    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Kathy Archambeau

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 03:04 pm:

Today we feature one of the many ways we move the snow around here in the Keweenaw. While the majority of the Yoopers snowblow, plow or shovel the accumulated white stuff, Kathy Archambeau's hubby, Curtis keeps their yard cleared of snow with his trusty lawn mower.

Kathy said that they are always the FIRST to see grass in the whole Copper Country each year, often times enjoying little patches of grass even in January or February due to keeping the snow mowed down so close to the ground. Curtis clears the entire yard, as you can see in the photos and Kathy said the grass is always visible through the ice. Then as soon as the temperatures hit 30 and above, the thin layer of ice melts and they get to enjoy seeing glimpses of grass while the rest of us Yoopers can only dream about seeing grass this time of year.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 04:19 pm:

The first and second picture behind the garage looks like he uses something more than a lawnmower to move snow.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 06:16 pm:

LOL Now I've seen everything! Where there's a will, there's a way.:D

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 07:26 pm:

Way to go, Curtis.

By Just me (Jaby) on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 08:47 pm:

Is he mowing the snow??? lol The snow in my yard is
much too deep for that.very interesting pics indeed.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 04:27 am:

A lawnmower? WOW!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 07:10 am:

Good idea, but snow should be cut no lower than 2 inches. What do you use to water it? Myself, I use an icemaker, which I find works well.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 08:48 am:

Actually, snow cover protects plants from dehydration in the cold dry air.

By Kathy Archambeau (Kathyann) on Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:36 am:

He does usually use a plow and snow blower. This
was just a case of "severe cabin fever" lol. He
was working on his mower and decided to try it
out. And as far as protecting our grass, it comes
up bright green and healthy every spring.

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