Snow clearing

If you are a fan of snow clearing it has certainly been the Winter for you.

Parts of Oslo, including mine, awoke to 15 centimeters of fresh snow this morning.

The arrival of yet another good dump of fresh powder meant two things:

1. The adventures are going to be pretty glorious up in the woods.

2. Find your brush and your spade because you’re going to have to dig out the van before you go adventuring.

Personally I am a big fan of snow clearing. Essentially I view it both as a game and a free workout. Absolutely no need for an expensive gym membership when the Winter has been like this one.

A little pro snow clearing tip: do not rest your snow spade on the back of the van when you have finished digging it out. You will more than likely reverse over it in a heavy pickup truck and break it in 2!

Inconvenient, yes! But it also gave me the opportunity to stop by a garden centre on my way home and buy a slightly fancier and sturdier spade. Not that you can drive a Hilux over the new one however, or at least I won’t be testing this out. Hopefully I have learnt from my mistake.

Fast forward to the actual act of snow clearing. Examine the area you must clear and break it up into smaller sections.

Choose your approach in a playful manner. Maybe you want to clear left to right. Maybe you want to do it in a certain pattern. Maybe you want to clear out a heart shape just to get some brownie points with your partner and family.

But however you do it, do it playfully and with a smile on your face. More than likely the exercise of snow clearing is actually prolonging your life by making you healthier.

Worst case scenario you hurt your back and you get to book a good massage.

Overall it’s a win-win scenario.

Doggies: Ferd, Nansen, Twist, Hedda and Freia

Doggies: Max, Ronja, Vali, Isak and Ilex

Doggies: Arya, Ville and Gabby

Doggies: Zappa, Fant, Wilma and Lucille

Doggies: Sara, Lucy and Lucy

Doggies: Haraka, Banipal, Poppy, Punky and Tesla

Doggies: Sunny, Bella, Lykke, Mari, Pippi, Nola and Tex (2 walkers)

Have a lovely evening with your doggies and we are back again in the morning for more dogwalking in Oslo nature.


Christina, Karianne, Linn, Veronica, Alex and Matt

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