I"m watching our tree branches bending down with ice accumulation; 30F and misting so the ice keeps getting worse. No snow yet, just lots of ice.
Plow days: In my area we just get together, drop our plows in the ground, and then it is just follow-the-leader for the most part. It is not a contest, just a fun day.
I went to the Ontario Plowmen"s Association plowing event near Waterloo, Ontario last Sept. It was a real learning experience as they follow strict rules with different types of plows, how long they allow plowing, with judges scoring how perfect the furrows are turned, how straight the furrows, etc. That type of plowing is based on world-wide contest rules.
I admired the competitiveness, and at the same time the friendliness of the entrants. It seemed like long-time friends getting together like some sort of fraternity.
It looked to me that to win you needed a good Massey Harris #26 plow and a nice Massey Harris tractor; that brand was by far the most popular.
Hope to see you again sometime.
LA in WI