Monday, March 10, 2014

The Farmer and the 50 Foot Snowman

Another large snowman sighting - Could this be the final one before the end of the season?

This 50 foot snowman built by farmer, Greg Novak, in Foley Minnesota.



photo: http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/24861768/farmer-builds-50ft-tall-snowman
 
"Building a snowman isn't original," Novak said. "Building one this big is a little different."

Novak started the snowman two months ago from the snow that was crushing his greenhouses. With the help of some friends and a lot of heavy machinery, Novak created a winter mascot.

Fifty feet of snow later the snowman, nicknamed "Grand Daddy", is complete.

"It's been a long, hard winter. We might as well have fun with it. If you can't beat it, embrace it," Greg said.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Snowmen comming to the 2018 Winter Olympics


The snowman are already getting together to head off to the next winter Olympic destination, in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

South Korean performers celebrated the symbolic handoff to the next Winter Olympic city, Pyeongchang.  

 Photo credit Doug Mills/The New York Times 

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

More Snow....Larger Snowmen

Reports from around the web of some very large snowmen that have been cropping up.

In Indianopolis, there is the 18 foot "Speedway Brother's Snowman"

Photo: Michelle Pemberton/The Star
http://www.indystar.com/story/life/2014/01/29/speedway-brothers-build-bond-with-18-foot-snowman/5044383/

In a residential neighborhood just blocks west of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the snow towers 18 feet above the home of Alan and Eric Burke. Notice the parking cone for the nose! More about this snowman can be read at the Indystar.com website.

In Chester County, outside of Philadelphia, this 15 footer was created by James Weaver, owner of Weaver’s Mulch Company in Coatesville.
 
 photo: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/weird/Business-Owner-Builds-15-Foot-Snowman-243628781.html
After working for three hours, this snowman was finished. The final touch was the unusual scarf that was made from an empty Filtrexx filter sock (that you put a mulch product in it for erosion control). 


...and for Throwback Thursday, Greetings from Morton Grove in 1957, home of Mrs. Hubbard Sundborg - shown here with her 9 foot snowman.




photo: Sun-Times Media file photo
http://mortongrove.suntimes.com/news/throwback_thursday_the_biggest_snowman_morton_gro-MGC-02052014:article

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