As Gretchen said yesterday, Nebraskans often say ‘scoop’ when it comes to snow removal. I thought that I often said ‘shovel’, but I see after yesterday’s post that I’ve gone completely native. *sigh*
Let’s talk snow removal. We used to have two shovels – a scooper with a bent handle and then the kind that you just push the snow ahead of you while making bulldozer noises. (That’s not just me, is it?) I broke the scoopy one last winter, but that’s alright with me – I like to sweep!
Push brooms are awesome to use for light, dry snow. They just glide over the pavement taking that pesky snow with it like so many brilliant, white dust bunnies. Brooms are kind of useless for wet snow, unless there is less than an inch of it.
I think the reason it’s so much easier for me to use is that when I come to a crack in the sidewalk when I use the push shovel, it gets caught and jangles my arms. Brooms? They glide smoothly over every imperfection.