Alrighty then! I am all set for the snow stick contest!
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.
One carving will go to the Area Voices winner ( The local newspaper) and one will go to the Blogspot winner.
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