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I've been having the same problem. I'm trying to put a path in to get behind my barn - and I'm finding the top 8-12 inches or so of the snow is really hard. So I break it up with a garden spade type shovel - and then snowblow it away - it's slow going.It wasn't easy. It's about a total of 60'. I had to use a construction shovel to break the snow in front of the blower and then remove it with the blower. It took about 1.5 hours.
Thanks PP!Awesome looking dog!
That moat is a very good idea.
Gotta love dogs playing in the snow. Max is probably thinking, "Okay, that was fun, but let's go in now. My balls are in the snow and they're freezing!"Thanks PP!
I clean out a place 60' x 10' area with 20'x 20' area on each side for Max to run around in the back yard and to do his thing after every snow storm. Next year I will do the moat proactively. Here is a vid of him before the snow would support him.