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You know you haven’t really got much snow…

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a photo or two and just a few words.

…when you leave a path of clear grass behind you as you make a snowman.

snowman making

Oh well. It’s early in December, so there’s still plenty of time for a better snowstorm to come our way.

And if nothing else does happen this winter snow-wise, then I’m all the happier that I dug snow clothes and boots out for this.


I must say, I’m so happy to have a good supply of hand-me-down and Goodwill-purchased snow gear, especially because we never know from year to year if we’ll have much snow or not. Buying all new gear for my four kiddos every year could be very expensive and on a no-snow year, it could end up being a complete waste of money.

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Thursday 12th of December 2013

Here in New Hampshire we usually get lots of snow. My kids play outside a lot and they ski so good clothing is a must. This year I purchased long underwear for them which has come in handy already. I buy ones made with Merino wool for extra warmth without being too heavy.

Because we live on a farm, we need two of everything: boots, jackets, snowpants, gloves. Who wants to sit beside the kid with smelly manure on his boots at school? No thanks! We spend more on the outdoor gear for everyday use and check the second hand stores and local on-line sharing sites to grab the gear that we use for the barn. Duct tape is a regular on snow pants around here to make it through the season.

Stay warm!


Thursday 12th of December 2013

We get a lot of snow here (Nebraska) and our girls love to play outside and it's hard for them to keep their gloves on,they just don't like it


Thursday 12th of December 2013

I'm another one of your Michigan readers--I live in the snow belt (near Lake Michigan) and snow gear is an absolute must. Last year we hardly got any snow at all till February and I think we had 96 inches that month. I have found that in January/February the stores start marking down winter items (since of course it is time for them to put swimsuits out on the clothing racks!) and that's a great time to buy. For some reason it is harder to find snowpants on sale so when I find a good price on them, I buy the next 2 sizes up and store them away for later. It's also hard to get a good deal on kid's mittens/gloves. Usually I try to get the best deal possible in January and the kids get a hat and mittens for Christmas the following year. Boots are trickier, though--I buy them in October of the year they will be wearing them and rely heavily on coupons. These are expenses I'm happy to pay--I want my kids to be outside as much as possible and I'm willing to put the money into making that happen.


Thursday 12th of December 2013

You just experianced what we know as normal here in the Seattle area. I've never made a snowman that didn't have twigs, grass dirt etc. imbedded in it. Every snowman around here has a path of clear grass leading up to it.

Rachel Parker

Thursday 12th of December 2013

I'm not sure where you are geographically, but I'm in NC (and from SC) and snow happens MAYBE once each year. It's crazy, because everything will delay or just shut down here even with just a tiny bit of snow.

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