Mow-Cow to the Rescue!

Snow Cow logoThe 30″ of snow that fell a week ago… well, it’s good that it disappeared slowly.

A quick melt would have sent a quick pulse of runoff that could overload local creeks, delivering a surge sediment and pollution as stormwater raced down to the Potomac River.

A slow melt helped to recharge groundwater supplies, rather than damage surface streams.

But slow snow was a problem.  Over 80 members of the Prince William Conservation Alliance had RSVP’d that they were coming to the Winter Party on January 30.

That meant lots of cars looking for a place to park, and a foot of snow was not evaporating, sublimating, or melting away to free up the parking spaces. (In suburban Prince William County, it’s ironic but typical that even conservation meetings require driving to get from hither to yon.)

How to make room for those cars?  Shoveling was an option – but a few hours of effort made clear that it would require another few days to clear spaces for the expected crowd.

Hark!  What’s that sound?  Was it a bugle signalling the arrival of the cavalry?

Why yes, though the sound was really closer to a scrunch-bang-scrunch.   It was the leader of the Mow-Cow lawn service team which, in the winter, morphs into Snow-Cow.

The cavalry was the founder/president plowing snow and clearing parking spaces so the party could happen.

Sure, it was his day off.  Yes, he’d gotten home from work after 1:00am that morning – but good people do good deeds, even when it’s inconvenient.  It’s a “Udderly Dependable” operation.

Merci!

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Before the Snow-Cow cavalry arrived

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After

 

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