Snow Stick Contest

Alrighty then!  I am all set for the snow stick contest!

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Please leave me a comment stating the date and morning or afternoon of your guess.  Guess whatever date you think the ruler placed next to the snow stick will be free of snow and or ice.  We have about 28 inches of snow at the stick.  We had 31 plus inches but the snow settled some.  I am not trudging out there to get an exact measurement.

Last year the snow was gone from the stick on March 13 and in 2011 it left the stick on April 8.  I could hardly believe that last year at this time we had the start of green grass and I photographed robins through the window.  How depressing.  BUT it could warm up and start raining any day now.

Anyways.  I finished the small carvings for the Snow Stick Contest.

Carvings one

One carving will go to the Area Voices winner ( The local newspaper) and one will go to the Blogspot winner.

Carvings two

Guess away..and I hope no one guesses July.  Guesses will be accepted until Thursday March 28 at 9PM.

The carvings are from Cottonwood Bark that was collected along the shores of the Red Lake River near Fisher Minnesota.  We only collect dead bark.

I like carving with bark..the pieces fit nicely in my hand and are easy to carve.  They are painted with an acrylic paint and have a Bee’s Wax finish.  Each piece of wood has a different house in it ( In my mind)..the house on the right leans a little..as if it was anchored someplace where the wind blows all the time and it has slowly shifted over time..and I gave it a wonky roof.  The one of the left is a Springy little house..possibly on a tropical island someplace where it is above zero ALL the time:)

State the Date and Morning or Afternoon and I will post all the guesses here!

Ann April 9

Dale April 15 after lunch

Marlys April 18 afternoon

Katrina April 19 Afternoon

Wendy April 21 afternoon

Lisa April 22 afternoon

Barbara April 22 afternoon

Phyllis April 23 afternoon

MJM April 25 afternoon

Brenda April 28 afternoon

Jess April 30 afternoon

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13 Responses to Snow Stick Contest

  1. MJM says:

    April 25, afternoon

  2. Lisa says:

    I love your carvings — I just want to buy all of them! My guess is April 22 in the afternoon.

  3. Jess says:

    April 30 in the afternoon

  4. Marlys says:

    April 18, afternoon

  5. brenda says:

    April 28th afternoon

  6. Wendy Danielson says:

    April 21, afternoon

  7. Dale says:

    How many times can I vote ???? ( just kidding ) I will go tax day April 15th after lunch……………

  8. Ann says:

    April 9th Dave’s Birthday. Ann

  9. Jan - Alexandria says:

    I will skip this year as I won last year. I adore my little carving of a little house with green shrubs! Such a fun hobby for you. I do think it will be late. Still 18+ inches on the level here in Douglas County. Sounds like flooding is very possible around the state.

    • farside says:

      Hi Jan, I am so glad you liked your carving! I think it will be a very late spring too..when I looked back at the photos from last year I could hardly believe how nice it was:):)

  10. Katrina says:

    April 19, afternoon

  11. Phyllis Pritchard says:

    I will say April 23rd, in the afternoon.

  12. Barbara says:

    April 22, afternoon