Monday, February 4, 2013

A Perfectly Wovelly Afternoon

Time to give a little note of appreciation for the wovel, our shovel on a wheel.

I just cleared the snow from the driveway (450 feet long) patio, the parking area, in front of the barn, the paths to the chicken coop and loafing shed, not to mention the deep compacted hill at the end of the driveway left by the snowplow, all using the wovel - in just over an hour! It probably would have taken slightly less time with the snowblower, but it would not have been nearly as enjoyable. I got a little fresh air and pleasant exercise, with no snow blowing in my face or noisy engine or gas fumes or wrassling the heavy snowblower in and out of the barn or around corners, and absolutely no back or arm strain. Plus, no carbon emissions.

This was perfect wovelling snow-about 2 inches deep and not too sticky. I do admit, if there is a foot of heavy snow to remove and it's 20 below zero, then I'll probably choose the snowblower.  But the wovel is now going on 5 years old, is still going strong,  and has been one of our best tool investments.


gz said...

good to see the wovel working!

Terri said...

I've never seen one before! I want one now!

Gardeningbren said...

Me too...I want one. It looks beautiful.