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Our traditional Blacksmith shop located in Northern New York. We do custom Blacksmithing work focused upon traditional 18th and 19th century hardware and tools.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

February Snow Day: Lake effect snow and building igloos!

No forging in the shop today.  I’m cleaning, putting away tools, and planning future projects today due to the weather.  My boy’s are getting out of school early due to snow.  It really isn’t bad yet, but we are supposed to get about a foot this afternoon and another foot tomorrow.

The boys have been working on building an igloo.  They build a good one each year.  Digging it out is a lot harder than piling the snow up.  It helps that we have 3 feet of snow on the ground!  If you look very carefully you can see that a boy is inside kicking show out to the waiting shoveler!  The Igloo is getting pretty big!

P.S.  Here is a picture from the day after the storm.  Lake Effect is hitting 40 miles to the South, and while we have sun today all of the schools near Oswego, NY are closed today.  When "Lake Effect" snow is hitting somewhere else it looks like this:
2:30 pm.

Two hours later when Lake Effect is hitting us and we are getting 3 inches per hour:
4:00 pm.

That is the way it goes in the North Country.  We may get yards of snow and subzero temperatures, but at least we don't get hurricanes or tornados. 

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