Spinning Tires And A Shovel

The Daily Dig

It's apparent that Punxsutawney Phil had it all wrong when he crawled out and predicted an early spring.

Published on: February 27, 2013

Once again, Mother Nature has been generous by blanketing snow across the Midwest and rural areas. Last week the meteorologist predicted a ginormous amount of 20+ inches to fall, low and behold nothing happened.

As I was making my rounds through all the buildings at the Syracuse, N.Y. Farm Show I kept checking in back home to Des Moines, Iowa to see how the weather was and just how bad I would be stranded when I headed out. But to my surprise, we had received nothing.

Sitting in the main office at the show in New York, we were getting a few inches – that's a dusting for them! So to my surprise this week, the meteorologist predicted we'd get just a light dusting this go around. We are now past 7 inches as of early last night and it does not seem to want to stop. There is peacefulness to the snow as it falls.

I write this as I am watching a few pickup trucks attempt to make it through the street out front. One is spinning tires, one is parked as the driver attempts to dig himself out and well the other just plan gave up. My longing to get to the office fades quickly, as I make my spare room into my temporary office and dig into work making sure to top off my mug of hot chocolate. It's apparent that Punxsutawney Phil had it all wrong when he crawled out and predicted an early spring.  "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!"