Tired Of Shovelling Snow But Can't Afford A Snow Thrower?
change is good
One of the aspects of living in Canada I enjoy is the four seasons, the changes that the landscape undergoes every few months. There are four distinct seasons here on the east Coast, although the old joke says there are only two seasons, winter and construction season.
Now sometimes the change comes late with spring arriving in later June and summer consisting of two weeks in the middle of July but overall, the changes are evident.
The flowers return to life in the spring, well once the snow has gone which is probably the best definition of Spring I can find.
The trees begin to green and as time passes their leaves turn red and yellow.
The songbirds flock in near the end of winter and anyone who has a birdfeeder in their yard will hear and see them hungrily devouring the seeds.
The only, well, besides the days when the temperature sinks below minus 30 Celsius and that is not taking the wind chill into effect, I have with winter is the snow.
I do enjoy snow but there is a limit to my enjoyment.
It is not the snow I actually object to it is the removing of the snow from the driveway, deck, porch and walkways.
Keeping the record accurate, I have a neighbour who, for a reasonable fee, uses his snow thrower to remove the heavy snow, which is what most snowfalls are.
I use the shovel to clean the deck and walkways. This is good exercise and I do not mind it. This month I have been getting my exercise about three times per week. I have the sore arms to prove it.
I was pricing snow throwers because I do like to take care of my own property but the price is a bit steep.
Now there are cheaper models but the one I’d buy is the battery operated model, no cord trailing behind me to get caught up in who knows what. Now need for fuel which I’d have to go out and buy. But the machine’s cost is simply more than I can or want to pay.
I have spent sometime surfing the net looking for an answer to this situation as I have no intention of moving to a climate where there is no snow. In the course of my digital wandering I came across the wovel.
This could be a tool that I can use. I can still get some exercise, no need to add gas or recharge the batteries; well mine, but a snack and a short nap will do that. No cord dragging along behind, I may just be onto something.
I wish I knew someone locally who had one so I could take it out for a test drive first but the price is not that high so I may be taking a closer look real soon, well at least in time for next winter.
I mean there are only a few weeks left in this winter, so how much can it actually snow?