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Shoveling the Roof

Shoveling the RoofNew England is famous for its weather, and this winter, we’re having plenty of it – so much, in fact, that we’ve had to shovel the roof.

Covered entry to the back door, with wood storage.A few years ago, we had to replace the original roof on our house. It was of cedar shakes, which shed shingles but not snow. We replaced it with a standing seam metal roof, requiring us to reconfigure the entrances to the house.

A metal roof sheds snow with a whump! which buries whatever’s underneath, and it compacts on impact, making the snow too dense to move. So we made a covered entry to the back door, eliminating a great deal of shoveling and providing ample wood storage to boot. [Read More…]

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Shoveling the Roof

Shoveling the Roof

New England is famous for its weather, and this winter, we’re having plenty of it – so much, in fact, that we’ve had to shovel the roof. A few years ago, we had to replace the original roof on our house. It was of cedar shakes, which shed shingles but not snow. We replaced it […]

Martha Robertson, founder of Ski for Heat

Ski for Heat

Ski for Heat is the kind of non-profit that thrives in Vermont. It started fifteen years ago when Martha Robertson wanted to direct her Christmas giving to help neighbors heat their homes. But she was too broke, so she asked family and friends to help her: Would they sponsor her to ski at Wild Wings […]

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