Friday, March 20, 2020

Nature Friday - A Contest - When Will The Snow Be Gone?

Welcome Spring and Welcome to our Annual, "When Will The Snow Be Gone?" Contest

The rules:
  • In the comments or via email (leeandphodATbellDOTnet), by March 30th at 11:59 pm, guess what day the snow will be gone from our yard. 
  • Dates can be between April 1, 2020 and June 20th, 2020.
  • One entry per blog/person.
  • Dates will be claimed on a first come bases. If your date has been taken, you can pick another date. We want everyone to be able to play!
  • A prize will be mailed to the winner (when it is safe for us to go and mail things!)
Who wins?
  • The pal with the date closest to date the last of the snow goes, without going past!
How we are defining snow gone:
  • No snow in the grass or driveway or deck part of our yard. 
  • Snow can still be bush/between trees. It is too depressing to use that as a measure! 

Want some hints:
  • We had less snow this year than previous years.
  • It has been very mild and melting has begun the past few weeks. 
  • We still have snow in the forecast.
  • You can go back through previous spring posts to see when the snow left! (Hint: May!)
In Celcius 

How will you know the progress:
  • Lady will check the yard daily! (She already does). 
  • We will post at least once a week to show you, with pictures how it is going.

Let's get started! 

This is our yard as of about 5:30 last evening, when we went for our walk to check the mail (we live in the country we only see about a dozen people from afar a year, so we are safe!)

The back deck

Looking toward the neighbours at the compost bin - yep we composted all winter

The front yard

Phod we said we weren't counting snow between trees

Coming up the driveway

Looking at the backyard

Please enter and let's all join in wishing the snow a speedy melt so we have yard to play in during social distancing!
Leave a comment or email us! 


  1. may 9th we say... no idea why ... husg to you all stay healthy!!!

  2. may 29, since we don't have snow ever, I am just taking a wild guess. hope it is much sooner than that. I hope the snow is killing virus germs

  3. We'll say May 19th because that was our Grandpa's birthday. Maybe it will be lucky for us. We really hope for you that it melts sooner though.

  4. Holy sure have some deep snow on the deck! It might be some time before all that melts. Maybe late April, early May? Stay warm.

  5. Hari OM
    Crikey - what if it is all gone before April 1st - wouldn't that be the ultimate Fool's Day?!! HOWEVER, that is not my guess. I am going for my birthday, as I did previously. April 26th.
    YAM xx

  6. Wow! You sure have a lot of snow! Ours is all gone except for the parking lot glaciers. We'll guess May 15 for your snow to be gone.

  7. OK, we are going for a bit of global warming and saying April 19th.
    Toodle pip!

  8. We'll go with April 15th!
    Cam and Mags

  9. Can we change this contest to "when will Covid-a9 be gone?"? Maybe lots of wishful thinking would move it along faster.

    Woos, Lightning and Timber

  10. OMD...So much snow, so little time!! We are going to say April 12th!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  11. Living out here in Lotus Land we are experiencing spring. It was 15 yesterday! But the snow will continue to linger for at least another 2 weeks. We had more snow than usual this winter, but almost all fell between Christmas and the middle of February. It still gets just below zero at night. We guess you guys will have snow until May 22 (2 months today).
    Yes, Phod and Cinnamon are very alike in their behaviour, except she is not as big. She is a red heeler so she is more the size of Lee.

  12. We hope all that snow disappears quick...but we know how that goes. We'll guess May 5 it will all be gone. *paws crossed*


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