snow melt contest #2!

Remember last year’s snow melt contest? Well, it’s that time again! I figure it’s a great way to celebrate the first day of spring, don’t you think so?

And the prize?
nantucket_bags6
Yes, that’s right, but not one, two! TWO!! (well, one for each of two winners)

Here’s the details…

Guess when all the snow will be gone from the bigger of the two giant snow piles at work (pictures below). Leave the comment in this post. The contest will stay open for two weeks and will close 5 pm eastern time on Friday, April 3. I’ll draw a random winner when the contest closes, and we’ll have to wait and wait to see who guesses most closely to the actual snow melt date. If two people guess the same date, I’ll draw one of them randomly.

The random winner will get their choice of a black or a pink and lime bag, and the actual melted and gone date winner will get the other bag with some fibery offering in it. I don’t know what yet, and I’ll likely base it on what I know about the person who wins (if they have a blog or I know them anyhow).

Charlie and Jo from Nantucket Bagg were incredibly generous and have offered these bags for this contest! Thank you so much!! They are GIVING AWAY these two bags! They really know the power of the knit blog!

More pics of the bags in this post from a couple of days ago (or scroll back!).

And here’s a bonus

Announce the contest on your blog, with a link back to this contest post and to the Nantucket Bagg site (http://www.nantucketbagg.com), and telling your readers that if they announce the contest they’ll get two entries into the contest, and I’ll give you two entries into the random part of the drawing.

So what does the pile look like? (you can click to embiggen all of these) I don’t have any mid winter shots, but here it is on March 9,
snowmound10mar09b snowpile8mar09a

And earlier this week on Monday, March 16 (getting uglier and dirtier… it was actually sort of pretty during the snowy winter),
snowpile16mar09b
ok, ok, I know it doesn’t look like much, but see how the leaves are at my feet, and how small those posts look at the bottom? Think how glaciers distort perspective…

Here’s Janet walking out to where I was standing,
snowpile16mar09c

And standing where I was standing,
snowpile16mar09g snowpile16mar09f

And here are a pile more for you to ponder…
snowpile16mar09d snowpile16mar09k
(that speck of red is Janet!)

snowpile16mar09j snowpile16mar09h

Some hints:

The date of the snow pile melt last year was July 10 or so. This pile is bigger, though I don’t think we’ve gotten as much snow as last year. The even bigger pile (if you can imagine) that is a municipal snow mound melted last year early/mid August. But this pile is bigger than it was last year, and they drove lots more snow out onto it… so it was packed and icy early. But the weather has been warmer earlier. So who knows when it will be all gone?

I count “all gone” as when I walk down there (in my rubber boots most likely) there will be no visible ice on the ground. Last year it looked gone, but when you actually went to where the pile was, there was ice for a long, long time.

Good luck!

83 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Blogless Carrie said,

    March 19, 2009 @ 8:45 pm

    Ok, I’ll bite: June 14 – Graduation Day *and* Flag Day – How’s *that* for scientific?!

  2. 2

    Chris said,

    March 19, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

    Hmm. July 17. 17′s a lucky number for me. :)

  3. 3

    Emily said,

    March 19, 2009 @ 9:13 pm

    I’m jumping in too. My psychic powers tell me that the snow will be gone on July 16.

    Very cool of the Nantucket Bagg folks! Thanks, Charlie and Jo!

  4. 4

    Molly Bee said,

    March 19, 2009 @ 9:19 pm

    I think it’s going to get hotter sooner this year so my guess is July 6. And I’ll be pimping you on my blog!

  5. 5

    Brenda said,

    March 19, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

    I love your snow melt contests! And I love the Nantucket Baggs too.
    I’m guessing June 26th

  6. 6

    Jeanne said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 7:15 am

    Is embiggen a word? If it is or isn’t, I love it and promise to use it fitfully.

    Jooolie too-late

  7. 7

    trek said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 7:29 am

    I’ll chime in with July 31st.

    That is some huge heap of frozen slush!

  8. 8

    marissa said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 7:30 am

    I’ll go with June 13th.

  9. 9

    Dave Daniels said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 7:35 am

    I’m gonna wager to say that the pile is going to stay there indefinitely! I can’t imagine that thing melting any time soon, if not before the autumn 2009 frosts begin. I’ll say the autumn equinox, around September 20.

  10. 10

    Amy said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 7:41 am

    I’ll assume a heat wave and go for July 7 (also my birthday!)

  11. 11

    5elementknitr said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 10:05 am

    July 4th. What a huge pile!

  12. 12

    Jenny Bennett said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 10:25 am

    OOOOHHHH GROSSSSS!! I’ll say August 11

  13. 13

    ikkinlala said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 10:59 am

    I’ll guess July 20th.

  14. 14

    obsidiankitten said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

    Wow! I’m going with July 16. That’s one amazing heap o’snow!

  15. 15

    kmkat said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

    I shall honor Smokey’s birthday with a guess: June 24. (and if I win, I shall be absolutely drowning in Nantucket Baggs — and I cannot think of a better way to go!) Of course I shall mention the contest on my blog and do the linkie thing, too.

  16. 16

    Diana T said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

    Heard about your contest from Stumbling Over Chaos. I will guess August 3rd.

  17. 17

    BunnyQueen said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 1:02 pm

    I’ll go late and guess August 13. :) It’s just been that kind of freaky winter.

  18. 18

    Marsha said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 2:05 pm

    What a terrific idea for a contest! Makes me wish I lived in a place with giant snow piles, too…

    I’m going to guess…oh…June 30.

  19. 19

    Barbara Fessler said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 3:42 pm

    I love the bags but can not get to the web site you have a link to on your blog. My guess is June 10. I think its going to be a warm spring and hot summer.

  20. 20

    Sydney said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 5:54 pm

    That’s one huge pile of snow. I’ll guess July 23 for no particular reason.

  21. 21

    Tanya said,

    March 20, 2009 @ 8:30 pm

    Hmmm, july 15th (if it is not taken yet) (was my dads birthday)

  22. 22

    Julie said,

    March 22, 2009 @ 6:44 am

    I’m gonna guess July 3rd.

    I’ll be posting about this on my blog too.

  23. 23

    Jen said,

    March 22, 2009 @ 8:55 am

    My guess is the 1st July due to global warming.

  24. 24

    Kate said,

    March 22, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

    Hm… will it melt at all….ok, my guess is July 20th…

  25. 25

    Janet said,

    March 23, 2009 @ 2:17 pm

    July 7

    I was going to say July 4 but we won’t be here,so I figure after the long weekend.

  26. 26

    Gee said,

    March 23, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

    I am going to guess June 8th, 2009. I have hope for a quick thaw.

  27. 27

    Issy said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 5:42 am

    July 8th. My anniversary.

  28. 28

    Manise said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 5:51 am

    Margene sent me. I’m guessing August 1st. That is a huge pile!

  29. 29

    gale (she shoots sheep shots) said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 6:42 am

    wow..how about July 18th?

  30. 30

    linda-kay said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 7:10 am

    I’m here from Margene’s, and my guess is August 10th. Thanks for the opportunity!

  31. 31

    Malin said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 7:16 am

    1st of August!

  32. 32

    Nancy said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 7:50 am

    August 10.

    Margene sent me, too!

  33. 33

    Laura said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 7:52 am

    Coming from Margene’s also. My guess, July 21st.

  34. 34

    cathy said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 8:17 am

    mmmm… salty snow. July 21!

  35. 35

    marie in florida said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 8:19 am

    i’m alson sent by Margene and i’ll guess june 13th, only because that is midway between june 10 and june 15; my kids birthday. where does all the runnoftt from that snow run off to?

  36. 36

    Kathleen said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 8:27 am

    Delurking to guesstimate August 8th….for no real reason other than it popped into my feeble brain!

  37. 37

    Miss T said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 9:03 am

    I’m going to guess July 13th.

  38. 38

    Kat said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 9:14 am

    I am guessing July 7. That is a LOT of snow.

  39. 39

    Suzy said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 9:42 am

    Redirected by Margene…how ’bout July 11th?

  40. 40

    Rosalia said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 10:07 am

    My guess is June 18th (my husband’s birthday). Hope it happens by then.
    Rosalia

  41. 41

    Angelica said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 10:08 am

    July 9th, my grandma’s birthday.

  42. 42

    Jan said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 10:54 am

    July 25th! Thanks for the contest, and thanks to Margene for letting me know about it!

  43. 43

    Yarndude said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 11:05 am

    I’m going to guess August 4.

  44. 44

    Yvonne said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 11:09 am

    Whew so many variables – hmmm July 15th maybe the date when the snow and ice have vanished.

  45. 45

    Mali said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 11:14 am

    July 14 – it’s the closest available date to the one I wanted!

  46. 46

    Allison said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 11:28 am

    I’m going to guess May 30. (heat wave?)

  47. 47

    Wanda in Ar said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 11:29 am

    I am going to guess July 5th.

  48. 48

    Patti said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

    My guess is July 9, my 32nd wedding anniversary. It’s been a good day for me!!!

  49. 49

    Mary Beth said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 12:34 pm

    My birthday–August 6th!

  50. 50

    janna said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 2:26 pm

    I’m going to say July 30, because it’s my birthday.

  51. 51

    Kit said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

    Peeking over from Margene, that is some dang pile! I’m going to vote -

    July 22!

  52. 52

    Lucia said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 3:31 pm

    Hmm, let’s see… August 2. Because you really shouldn’t still have snow on Lughnasa.

  53. 53

    jill said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 5:25 pm

    July 13th. I have no rational reason. Just a hunch. Thanks for the game!

  54. 54

    Sarah R said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 6:18 pm

    July 25. For no other reason that it’s 7/2+5. Whatever. It made sense when I thought of it.

  55. 55

    Suzanne said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 6:41 pm

    July 11, no reason. Just popped up.

  56. 56

    sil said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 7:37 pm

    My guess is July 3rd so that everyone can have the holiday off…I know nothing about snow though.

  57. 57

    Sheryl Kenoyer said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 7:53 pm

    I’m going to guess July 10th. Wow – that’s a lot of snow!

  58. 58

    Karen Lauterwasser said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

    Let’s see – I am trying to decide among the family birthdays for an auspicious date. How about my oldest son’s birthday, July 14?

  59. 59

    karen said,

    March 25, 2009 @ 5:55 am

    I have absolutely no clue. That’s one big pile of snow & I just can’t imagine watching it melt well into summer. I guess July 27.

  60. 60

    Sara said,

    March 25, 2009 @ 9:59 am

    Considering it’s just down the road from my house, I’d LIKE to guess it will be all gone by March 26th. But I also know better. I’m going to guess… July 18th. Because every time it starts to be spring like around here it suddenly gets freaking cold again.

    Now the municipal pile under the bridge… yeah. That is looking at some time around September.

  61. 61

    Mary T. said,

    March 25, 2009 @ 10:07 am

    July 23rd sounds good to me.

  62. 62

    woolcat said,

    March 25, 2009 @ 10:58 am

    July 21!

  63. 63

    Robin in VA said,

    March 25, 2009 @ 1:20 pm

    I’m gonna go with MY birthday…August 7th! That’s one MASSIVE mountain of snow…this is my first visit to your blog..cool contest!

  64. 64

    Liv said,

    March 25, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

    I will say June 6th, my birthday! :)

  65. 65

    Robin said,

    March 26, 2009 @ 10:07 am

    I’ll guess July 2nd – my older son’s birthday! The Nantucket Baggs are really cool!! Great give-away! Thanks!

  66. 66

    Suzanne Seely said,

    March 26, 2009 @ 11:12 am

    I am going to guess July 17 which will be my granddaughter’s 8th birthday. Those are really ingenious baggs.

  67. 67

    carol said,

    March 26, 2009 @ 12:31 pm

    JULY 4TH

  68. 68

    britt said,

    March 26, 2009 @ 3:22 pm

    june 27th

  69. 69

    Emily said,

    March 26, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

    Hmm… How about July 17th?

  70. 70

    Patti said,

    March 26, 2009 @ 6:41 pm

    I am going to guess – June 30th. I live in Maine but haven’t seen the snow piled that high in my location. Wishing you warm weather and snow melting!

    Patti

  71. 71

    Sara said,

    March 26, 2009 @ 8:22 pm

    Noolie sent me over…

    I am guessing June 27th – that’s my daughter’s birthday…

  72. 72

    Marion said,

    March 26, 2009 @ 11:34 pm

    Came over from Margene. July 13th, both my son and daughter’s birthday – 3 years apart.

  73. 73

    colleen said,

    March 27, 2009 @ 6:28 am

    hmmm… more snow this year than last… but last year was a cool spring… I’ll go for July 6. Have fun spinning.

  74. 74

    moiraeknittoo said,

    March 27, 2009 @ 12:06 pm

    WOW. That’s one heck of a mini-mountain of frozen precipitation. I’m going to go with my birthday of July 18, just for the heck of it. :D

  75. 75

    romelda said,

    March 27, 2009 @ 9:48 pm

    I know it sounds crazy BUT what a crazy winter!! I’ll take May 31st for my mother’s birthday. What a fun contest! I heard about it from Julie (aka Noolie)

  76. 76

    Mikell said,

    March 28, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

    Arriving from Stumbling over chaos, I guess July 19th, my oldest’s 28 birthday (OMG)

  77. 77

    Mama Kristen said,

    March 28, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

    Im guessing July 16, my wedding anniversary, which was hotter than Hades 4 years ago.

  78. 78

    Mel said,

    March 29, 2009 @ 1:45 pm

    Oh, I think I’ll go with July 24, for no particular reason.

  79. 79

    maureen said,

    March 29, 2009 @ 5:26 pm

    I’m guessing July 3.

  80. 80

    Irenio said,

    March 31, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

    Hello up there in the far frozen northlands. I think your giant snow pile will vanish on July 12. Now you need a contest for when the first new snow will fall!

  81. 81

    Vicki said,

    April 2, 2009 @ 2:56 pm

    OK. July 4th. Independence from snow would be a good thing. That’s what I’m thinkin’!

  82. 82

    Matt said,

    April 2, 2009 @ 3:20 pm

    Hmmm…I’m thinking earlier.
    June 25

  83. 83

    Colleen said,

    April 2, 2009 @ 10:02 pm

    Hmmm, I’m going to say the 26th of July. Wow, I can’t even imagine snow in July!!

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