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Digging Out

March 15th, 2018

Tuesday into Wednesday another big nor’easter hit us here in Maine. In fact, this one was classified as a blizzard. It’s still snowing outside the window as I write this post, but so far we’ve gotten about two feet of snow. We have a metal roof, which sheds the snow. Unfortunately, the vents for the dryer and gas water heater are about a foot off the ground on that side (we’re still trying to figure out why they were put there instead of by a roof that doesn’t shed snow).


The snow pile in front of the house has grown to be about tall as it’s ever been.

Before the two storms this week, we had pretty much no snow left on the ground. It was warming up and felt like spring outside. This is no longer the case, but I guess spring isn’t officially here until next Tuesday. I think it won’t be here in Maine for a few more weeks.

What’s your garden looking like this week?

3 Comments to “Digging Out”
  1. Sarah on March 15, 2018 at 8:00 am

    We just replaced our furnace and they vented it out side of house instead of roof, said it was new rules. We were surprised

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  2. Nebraska Dave on March 15, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Susy, it’s actually fairly nice here. Yesterday was 65 degrees and today is 59 degrees. Our last snow came last week and melted off quickly. March snows in Nebraska usually don’t last long but are very beneficial to the soil. They melt slow enough and the ground is thawed out enough to totally soak up the moisture. Snow has a high level of nitrogen in it so it a good start for hydrating the soil. It’s supposed to rain tomorrow so that will help thaw out the soil and get it ready for planting. I have onions that need to be planted real soon. Bell pepper sprouts and eggplant sprouts have been re potted and under the grow lights so gardening season for Terra Nova Gardens has begun. However, it sure looks to be a late Spring this year.

    Have a great snowy nor’easter weather day.

    Nebraska Dave

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  3. Zerilda Wornica on March 16, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    I just saw the forecast and sounds like you have another big storm coming. Stay safe and warm. I do enjoy your blog. We are getting rain and snow tomorrow, it is badly needed. I have planted peas, lettuce and spinach.
    Grandma Zee in Utah

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