Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Welcome Spring - A Contest

Happy last day of winter! Tomorrow brings the spring! After what felt like a typically harsh winter, we are dreaming of this . . . . 

Taken spring of 2018 when Cousin Emma was living with us

To celebrate the arrival of spring, we are going to have a little contest. We played this game before and it was fun. The question we are asking is "when will the last of the snow be gone from our yard?" 

We are defining our yard as the grass parts in front, beside and behind the house. We are not counting anything in the treed parts. 

To enter is free and simple - send us an email to leeandphodATbellDOTnet or you can put it in the comments with your guess for the day. You can pick any day from tomorrow until hopefully before June 1st (but if you want to guess later go for it!). It has to be a day in the remaining calendar days of 2019.  If you pick a date that has already been picked (it will be a first come, first served sort of deal) Lady will let you know and you can pick another date. There will be some sort of prize for the person who is the closest (defined as the closest date before the last of the snow disappears, not after). Lady will figure that out. 

To help you with your guessing, here are pictures of our yard from Saturday . . . . (and it was well below freezing on Sunday)

We will give you weekly updates on the snow progress.

Thanks for playing along with us! 


  1. we say april 9th... what's the prize? a can of oil sardines?

  2. Wow! That sure is a lot of snow you still have. We are going to guess April 27th.

  3. Hari OM
    ... okay... going to pick my birthday APRIL 26TH! YAM xx

  4. Yikes there must be 87' of snow there so I'm gonna guess
    April 27, 2019...that is B-cats bday.
    Hugs HiC

  5. Holy cow! Do we have to be precise with the year too? 🤣

  6. Don't know. That's a lot of snow to melt!

  7. We say April 20th!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

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  9. Duh, Mom - you weren't supposed to put the date HERE!!! Anyway, despite the silly Mom, we would love to have that snow here all year round. We will send our guess via email.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  10. April 21. Abby Lab and her family The Johnsons's. (By the way, we LOVE the architecture
    of your home).

  11. I knows nothin' of snow melts, butts I'm gonna guess April 28.
    Ruby ♥

  12. How about April 12? That's my Auntie Linda's birthday. Our snow is all gone except for those big parking lot glaciers.


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