Tuesday, December 23, 2008

"One Shovel Full at a Time",...

One of my favorite North Country musicians is Roy Hurd. Roy has a great tune called "One Shovel Full at a Time" where he tells the story of shoveling snow during Adirondack winters. If you want to check out Roy's music go to CDs from his home page and the sixth one down on the display contains that song. The cd I own and play often is "Backwoods at Daybreak" which contains Roy's well known songs of "Dads and Daughters" (with his daughter Meadow Merry when she was little), "Backwoods at Daybreak" and "Adirondack Woman"...

This is my task for today... one shovel full at a time!

I choose to use an old shovel that belonged to my father. It's actually a scoop and I just push it along the deck floor like a snowplow.

Yesterday I received a tag from my Adirondack neighbor City Mouse-Country House. The game is for 7 weird or random things about yourself. I had received a tag last week so check this past Friday's blog entry here for my 7! And don't forget to visit City Mouse's blog, it's great reading. Also if you are looking for some dandy gift ideas, City Mouse's Etsy store, ADKknits has a great selection of scarves and hats.


Denise said...

I'm still trying to think of 7 wierd and random things about myself. I'm having trouble, but my hubby and co-workers are not!

That is my kind of shoveling! I'll be doing that too today, since we are having a brutal winter storm here. I'll wait till it slows a bit.

Phill said...

Hey, thanks!

I like Roy Hurd too, although I always joke that there are seeming three each of him and Martha Gallagher - they're everywhere. Roy does has some some neat stuff with schools too.

Anonymous said...

shoveling is one of the downsides of all the snow. I shoveled my drive yesterday and I'm still tired!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Oh Cedar---That is what I don't like about snow. As much as I want to see snow --I just want a little, not as much as you got... Yipes!!!!

BUT--you are doing the right thing--one shovel at a time, one day at a time, etc. etc.etc. By the time I got that job finished, it would be spring and it would all melt by itself... ha

Merry Christmas.