Every winter we reach a time when the snow becomes so deep that walking in the yard becomes so burdensome that it is easier to make a few paths through the snow so we can get to where we want to go. Usually I make the paths by pressing down the snow with snowshoes. Once you snowshoe over an area a couple of times the resulting path becomes firm enough to allow you to walk on it with just regular winter boots.
I made the path you see Lexi on by shoveling the snow. She’s so short and the snow is so soft that without a path, she wouldn’t be able to go anywhere in the yard. This path for Lexi circles the house. Normally I only make three winter paths, one to the woodpile, one to the barn and a third one to the compost pile. We can access the shop via our driveway, which I keep clear.
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