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TAKE ACTION! What should we all be doing to prepare for the snow?

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Sparklingbrook Thu 17-Jan-13 15:19:24

I have been very busy, I have got the snow shovel out of the shed. grin

Anyone got any tips though?

Apologies to all who have already been deluged but please join in.

lubeybooby Thu 17-Jan-13 16:18:07

Topped up the gas

Bought a load of yummy food and wine

Bring it on grin

ledkr Thu 17-Jan-13 16:19:21

I just rang dh to get a bit of extra stuff on his way home. He acted as if I was mental. Can't wait to see his face when he's braved the shops on the way home grin I'm not bothered about getting about I just hate the cold and want to hibernate.

SilverAndSparklyKat Thu 17-Jan-13 16:22:00

I have given the chickens some extra straw. And I will make a stew.
THat is all.

Badvoc Thu 17-Jan-13 16:24:23

Have got an onlnine grocery order coming in a few mins.
Been out and bought 2 sleds for the boys.
Erm...that's it.
What else should I be doing!?
(Worried now....)

MrsSalvoMontalbano Thu 17-Jan-13 16:25:35

lol at the dh reaction ledk, mine was the same and reluctantly stopped off at waitrose - trolley wars on apparently grin

PseudoBadger Thu 17-Jan-13 16:28:42

That sounds ominous for the chickens SilverAndSparklyKat grin
I'll look for some other water thingys Madmog thanks

MadBusLady Thu 17-Jan-13 16:33:54

Does anyone know how often you need to grit? I gritted five days ago and there was no snow so it's still there (though trodden into pavement a bit), should I put out more? Don't want to waste it if unnecessary.

<readies trowel>

THERhubarb Thu 17-Jan-13 16:34:30

I grit my teeth every day, does that count?

MadBusLady Thu 17-Jan-13 16:38:01

Hm, maybe I should try it. I only gird my loins at the moment. grin

meditrina Thu 17-Jan-13 16:50:29

"because if the electricity goes, you will need entertainment"


nickelbabe Thu 17-Jan-13 16:51:17

Pseu- bring in the chickens' water overnight.

it makes life a lot simpler.

nickelbabe Thu 17-Jan-13 16:52:32

meditrina shock

just shock


Sparklingbrook Thu 17-Jan-13 17:07:21

Bring the chickens in overnight. wink

Has anyone bought any of that stuff to chuck on the drive? I have table salt as usual. grin Apparently cat litter doesn't do the job very well and makes a huge mess.

I have got the sledges out. grin

XBenedict Thu 17-Jan-13 17:08:16

Sledges ready, giant marbles prepped, snow boots ready - we're ready to go!!

Sparklingbrook Thu 17-Jan-13 17:08:52

I think meditrina means blowing them up and putting them over your head nickel. then settling down with a book. grin

Sparklingbrook Thu 17-Jan-13 17:09:46

Everyone got carrots for snowman's nose?

nickelbabe Thu 17-Jan-13 17:10:50

phew!!! i was worried grin

BadgersRetreat Thu 17-Jan-13 17:45:42

don't put grit down now - wait till it's snowed, then shovel it away and grit the ice underneath, if there is any

PoppyWearer Thu 17-Jan-13 17:46:34

Carrots, bollocks, knew there was something!

Sparklingbrook Thu 17-Jan-13 17:50:25

No need to give the snowman bollocks Poppy. <arf>

PoppyWearer Thu 17-Jan-13 17:52:02


Although I would be quite the talking point of the naice street we live in if I did!

Sparklingbrook Thu 17-Jan-13 17:55:42

What would be good to make snowman bollocks out of Poppy? Couple of plums? Would look fab and give the neighbours something to tut about. grin

nannynick Thu 17-Jan-13 18:15:20

Plan a design for a creative snow feature - last year some children built an igloo, it was still recognisable a week later as their 'blocks' took ages to melt.

Anyone got any plans to build anything out of snow other than a snowman (with or without bollocks)

doyouwantfrieswiththat Thu 17-Jan-13 18:26:09

if you have time on your hands

Sparklingbrook Thu 17-Jan-13 19:38:23

I am having a go at this for definite. <ambitious>

Love Calvin and Hobbes doyou. grin

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