Monday, February 7, 2011

Chopping Ice

 Mom and I chopped ice yesterday!
This is our patio as we head out our back door.  It's so slick that you take your life in your hands everytime you step off our back porch!
This is our driveway - sheer ice!  
 Yesterday's temps were mid-40's so out came the chopping shovel .    Mom chopped and then tossed the ice cubes away, but because the snow/ice hills are so high in our yard - up and over to toss the cubes wasn't so easy.
 Why would I want an ice snack, mom, I'm standing on it!
 I can't remember the last time I felt so cool.  This is Heaven!  Now I know why Khyra loves it so much!
This is what dad and Mitch and Uncle Bill were doing while mom and I were chopping.  
The ice was melting and running down the driveway and going inside our barn and yesterday morning we found a huge puddle of water. 

Once it freezes we can have a skating pawty inside our barn!   Dad was not amused!
 This has surely been SOME winter!
So until next time...............

Love ya lots,
Maggie

46 comments:

Mango said...

That ice chopping is very hard work for sure. But your mighty dale jaws are most helpful in carting off the blocks. Tell your humans to be careful. They lack four wheel drive and can easily take a tumble.

Slobbers,
Mango

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Wow!! That's some ice-chopping tool your Mom has there. We bet she has sore arms this morning, but hopefully you have a safer walkway. Our Mom wears Yaktraxx on the ice and they help tremendously!!

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Sapphire said...

Chopping ice! literally! phew...
nice vid! it's like seeing you two for the first time :D

Penny and Patches said...

It all looks very dangerous to us! It's a good thing you have the right equipment! Be careful!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

Teddy said...

Your driveway looks so dangerous with all that ice! We had that problem here a couple of years ago, and don't envy you having to chop up all that ice...it's not easy, but the only way to get rid of it. Hopefully the rest of winter will be easier to handle.

Teddy

Priscilla said...

I think it's a tough and dangerous job so please be careful.
It's fun to have snow but it's not that great when the snow becomes ice, luckily you all have some proper chopping tools with you.

Reilly / Bree said...

I am glad we don't have that, mom would be scared to set foot on it! I hope you are extra careful out there

Samantha said...

Scary, scary black ice - we read about and saw pix of some at Mango's - soooo dangerous. It looks like a lot of hard work to remove it as well. So sorries you have such awful damage to your house and barn this winter - no fun AT ALL. Thank goodness you furpals are there to help, but be cautious!!!
xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie

Mack said...

All that ice looks scawy! I know your Mom was very grateful for all your help Maggie!

Kess And Her Mama said...

Wowzers! That is a lot of ice. Have you been doing any ice skating? The only ice I see in Malaysia is an ice cube.

BRUTUS said...

We hear ya! Same problem here too. One of mom's friends fell on the ice & dislocated her thumb - ouch! Hope your humans did a better job wth the de-icing than mine did!

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Hello Maggie!

Ready for 'da big day!!

see yous soon!!

Anakin Man

Corbin said...

We have lots of ice here too and chopped it up good yesterday... but it keeps coming back when everything melts then freezes again!
-Corbin

Sue said...

Yesterday a lot of our snow melted, then last night it froze. We love when Dad chops the ice up. We each grab a piece and have a good chew.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Martha and Bailey said...

My goodness that is some amount of ice you have!
Today we have sunshine!!!
Good luck in the contest Maggie, we have been over and there is tough competition!

Lorenza said...

OMD!
That sure is hard work, Maggie!
All that ice.... is making me.... feel.... frozen!
I hope you all are now inside, warm and comfy!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The Thuglets said...

Crikey..we can't belive how much ice you have and how cold it is!


Maggie we just love the last photo of you!

Do stay safe and warm!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

3 doxies said...

Holy kitteh Kats dats alot of ice and snow. I sure hopes it melts cuz your mom is gonna be soooooo SORE!

Puddles

Benny and Lily said...

Wow, very dangerous ice conditions we see. Hope you have special boots with traction or you can eat it we see.
Benny & Lily

violett said...

It are an ice breaker!
A heavy work.
I am stretched on pictures by the figure skating in the barn.

Oskar said...

That looks like very hard work. I think I'll just wait for spring to come!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh maggie!
look at all of that ice and snow!
emmitt is baking up a batch of mini meatloaves and is bringing them right over.
he is putting extra hot sauce in them to help melt the snow and warm your tummies!
xoxoxo
m & e

Remington said...

That certainly is a hard job! Ice is not my favorite....not too good at skating yet....

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So NOT fun - we feel so badly for you there. That ice is brutal. We heard on the news today about all the schools in the Hartford area closing because of the fear of collapsing roofs. You need some good strong sun and SOON.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sam said...

Hi Maggie, wow that's not good at all. Today we have sunny skies with high white clouds but yesterday we had lots of rain. It's suppose to get cooler this week but not nearly as cool as you have it.

scotsmad said...

Now THAT IS al ot of ice. Bet your mom will be sore this morning! And the winter of 2011 will be remembered for years to come.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That ice is really a mess. That is usually all we get here in Texas but lately we have gotten a bit of snow on top of that so it is really slippery.. Ours has all melted but they say more is on the way..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

George the Lad said...

That is alot, your drive looks like you could hold the winter olympics :0
See Yea George xxx

Asta said...

Maggie
i hope you and youw Mom got something wawm and yummie aftew all that hawd ice chopping wowk..this has been a stwange wintew fow most of us I think.
Pleez be caweful on all that ice. I do think lying on the white stuff wif the sun on you is vewy nice
smoochie kisses
ASTA

mayziegal said...

Wow! So you're sending me snow AND ice??? Gosh, you're like the bestest furends EVER! Um, but only if you're totally, absolutely sure you don't mind. I wouldn't want to deprive you all of all the fun you're having.

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Tessa the Maltese said...

Wow that is a LOT of snow and ice!

Your lucky that your Dad didn't give you a shovel too! BOL

woo woos, Tessa

Wyatt said...

You are a good helper, Maggie!
I would love to come skating on your pond! Ours didn't even freeze up this year...strange

Wyatt

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Thats so much ice! It's scary to me. I never fail to fall down if it's icy outside. I can hold on to something and my feet still go flying out from under me! I was spring!! We hope you thaw out soon! Lots of love, Debbie and mom

Stardust said...

It really looks icy cold wet slicky slippery and hard there! Do be careful with chopping, walking, driving or whatever. Am hoping that it snows no more for this year. Take care there.

Huskee and Hershey said...

OMdoG.. that's A LOT of snow and ice you've got there!! Please be extra careful when you are walking on that slippery stuff... sending you lots of love and sunshine!!

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Maggie,
GReat photo over at Mango's. We can't wait to see your April and May snow pictures. Maybe even the June and July photos too.
- TBH&K

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

*SIGH!*

It is SO pawesome!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: I like the way those TBH's think!

Jazzi said...

WOW that was some icy road!! Hope you get rid of that ice soon and yes, it was been quite a winter!!

wags
Jazzi

Tweedles -- that's me said...

those are some mighty big ice chunks.
I hope mother earth has some plans for an awsome spring - after this crazy winter
love
tweedles

Teddy Bear said...

Wow...you and your Mom tackled a very tough job today. We hope you both rewarded yourselves. I have to agree with you, Maggie...winter is pretty pawesome.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

animal lover, quilt lover said...

This winter is not over yet!! You have another big storm coming you way! I surely hope you guys come through this awful winter safely.
Thanks for your visit and the sweet comment. I was pretty in my youth but not so much now that I am so old and gray!!!! I am losing the great hair I use to have!!! Thank Goodness I have a real good husband how loves me with or without hair!!
xx, Fern

Fabrizio said...

Hi Guys!
WOW!!! You really do still have loads of snow and ice. Here in Germany its all melted and gone. Yesterday was actually almost 54 degrees and sunny! I hope it stays that way. Carl seems to be in such a good mood whenever the sun shines :-)
Have a brilliant week!
Fabrizio

Maggie Mae said...

OoH we knows what you is going through! Mom has been choppin' ice fur da past two days, today it is snowing again....her is gettin' a bit cranky. ;0)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Finni said...

Careful on that ice Maggie!
Hey, we're beginning to see the first signs of spring over here. It's just around the corner!
Hope that puddle didn't cause any damage in your barn :(
Headrubs
Finni xx

Clive said...

Wow, that is some weather you've been having, alright!!

Your Mom was great at all the ice-chopping - we're very impressed!

We hope you have a big thaw soon! You must be looking forward to some spring temperatures.

take care
Clive and Murray

Bocci said...

Wow! That's the thickest ice we've ever seen!
You must have helped your Mom a lot, Maggie