Win a copy of For the Love of Paw Paws this week in the Fruit Trees forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Burra Maluca
garden masters:
  • James Freyr
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
  • Carla Burke
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will shovel snow from a walk.  (Note that this BB is part of an 8-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Jeeves List. You must complete eight Badge Bits in the Jeeves List.)

Some related articles
  - How to Shovel Snow
  - Tips and Tricks for Safe Snow Shoveling
  - Snow Shoveling Techniques to Avoid Low Back Injuries

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - shovel snow from a walk
      - at least an inch deep and 60 feet long
      - make sure there is excellent access to the mailbox and delivery shed

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of snowy walk
   - an action shot of you shoveling snow from the walk that is obviously an inch deep
   - an after picture of the shoveled walk that is obviously 60 feet or longer and has good mailbox or delivery shed access
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
master steward & author
Posts: 16312
Location: Left Coast Canada
books chicken cooking fiber arts sheep writing
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I didn't manage to take a self-e but I hope this will be enough as it shows the work in progress.  Also, the mailbox is several miles down the road so I focused on the areas where the car goes.

first submitted in oddball

An excessive amount of unseasonably late, wet snow

My trusty shovel.  The snow was fairly shallow when I started, but it kept on snowing.

The starter path

more snow moved. The pile on the side is getting pretty high. The snow appears to be letting up and the sun going down, so I quit for the night. this was a mistake as there was another four inches overnight.

Job done

What's really sad is we had the same again over the next few days.  Since I'm the only one at home that can do this kind of labour, and we were out of hot cocoa, it made for some interesting days.
Staff note (paul wheaton):

I certify this BB is complete!

Hey cool! They got a blimp! But I have a tiny ad:
A rocket mass heater heats your home with one tenth the wood of a conventional wood stove
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!