When we moved in to our new house, our new gravel driveway made shoveling a big chore. My big push shovel dug right in to the rocks and stuck fast. So I got creative and came up with a good solution for less than $30. I got two replacement lawnmower wheels, a threaded rod for the axle, and some copper pipe supports. Now I have a wheeled-shovel that glides right over the gravel. I adjusted the height so that there’s about an inch of clearance between the blade and the ground. Sure it leaves an inch of snow on the driveway, but that’s much better than struggling with rocks and spreading gravel all over the grass. Here’s some pics.
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The Presidentials 5-4-04
Snow sifted down through the screen mesh in the tent. Outside, the wind howled past the rock we were huddled against. There isn’t much forgiveness for being slow in the mountains. As we lay shivering in our sleeping bags, I contemplated on what brought me here in there first place. (more…)