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It’s time to plow the yard

12/08/2014

Some Mainers don’t like to mess around with shovels after a snowfall. They simply plow their entire yard.

The guy across the street is one of those people.

I’m not sure who lives in this house. I see people coming and going infrequently and the windows are always dark. It might be a summer place with occasional winter use. Like a family cabin only on busy Ohio Street in Bangor, Maine.

Anyway, the owners maintain the property and plow the driveway in the winter. However, I’ve never seen anyone employ this method of snow removal. Kind of a fast and furious, scorched-earth, pile it to the sky method. Works fine if you don’t care about the lawn…or using your front door.

I’m not sure a 1997 Chevy Blazer is right tool for this job either.

But whatever. The neighborhood kids like to climb on the front yard snow pile, and by February, believe me, it’s high enough to hide a Volkswagen Beetle.

I shot this video Saturday after an early morning storm dumped four or five inches of slush, snow and ice on eastern Maine. I increased its speed in some parts because the only think more boring than shoveling snow is watching people shovel snow.

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