Snow plow at 60 degrees

February 8, 2017

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager

Today, while others were driving around with their snow plows on, I loaded up the… lawnmower. It was a beautiful day, and while the ground was not by any means frozen (the usual condition we look for in winter meadow mowing) it was dry enough at Green Hills to mow the section of new trail that winds through the meadow, plus a few small sections of meadow. (We mow meadows typically in late winter to keep woody plants from encroaching into them.)

It was nice to get so much done today… tomorrow, well… There was plenty of time tonight to put the snow plow on, but the main downside of plowing and shoveling is that as soon as the snow melts you have nothing to show for all that work.