Leave it to an architect to design an elegant method of snow removal. Baristanet friend Frank Gerard Godlewski lives in a fabulous glass house set in the woods in Essex Fells, a wonderful place to make a fire and watch the snow fall. But he also has a steep driveway, treacherous in the snow, which connects to his house by a bridge. The solution?
This is my lazy/stingy idea to clear the snow almost effortlessly in a half hour – the tarp and planks method! Before the snow, I lay out the blue plastic tarps that are held down at the corners with some bricks. Afterwards the snow rolls and sweeps away while you are pulling off the tarps that have like a non stick surface. The steepness of my driveway aids in a “snowballing” effect. As you can see, I even leave the fall leaves…apparently I have “total driveway denial.”
The entire post-storm operation took 30 minutes. Bravo, Frank!