Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Our Snirt Pile, and a Contest

I'd like to show you the pile of "snirt" (dirty snow) that we STILL have in our backyard.  Yes, on April 12th, we still have snow on the ground.

Here it was, on Saturday, April 9th. 

We had a few warm days (60s, 70s) recently, so the pile shrunk, but it's still there.
Let's have a Contest:   
The first person to guess the date and hour that the snirt pile will melt, without going over, will win a $30 Target Gift Card!

For those who want to be somewhat scientific in their approach, some facts:

We live about 30 minutes from the coast of New Hampshire.  We sometimes have a sea breeze. 

This pile is in shade or dappled sunlight most of the time, which is partly why it it's still there.

It's pretty rare, but we have had snow on the ground as late as early May.  Just an FYI. 

The snirt pile today was approximately: 11 feet long, 7 feet wide, and 14 inches tall.  Yes, I really went out there with a tape measure. Handy Boy helped me.

In other news: some daffodils are starting to sprout in our yard, not far from the snirt pile. 

The fine print, please read, as this contest is somewhat unusual:
  • Open to residents of the United States only
  • ONE guess per person
  • You must make a comment with your guess which should include: the date, the hour, and an email address OR link to a blog where you can be reached
  • PLEASE refresh comments before you make your guess, so you don't duplicate someone else's guess.  If there is a duplicate guess, the second guess will be deleted.  If there is an incomplete guess, your guess will be deleted.
  • If your comment is deleted, you may try again, but remember, only ONE comment per person.
  • The contest will close at midnight, Eastern Time on Thursday, April 14th.  After that, no more comments/entries will be taken.
  • The $30 Target Gift Card will go the person who has the closest guess by date AND time, without going over.
  • The winner will be announced as soon as the snirt melts.  If I can't reach you within 48 hours after the announcement, the next closest guess will be chosen.
Good luck!

Don't forget that our Wicked Awesome Wednesday link party will be up tonight at midnight.

**Comments have been turned off for this contest.  Thanks to everyone who entered.  We are now on "snirt" watch!"


Katie said...

What a hilarious contest! Snirt.. never heard that one! I'll guess your snirt will be gone by May 2nd @ 4:30pm. It's kinda shady back there! =)

I can be found at www.craptastickatie.blogspot.com


Just One Donna said...

You made me laugh out loud with this post! I also had a snirt pile on March 9 and wrote about it. (http://www.justonedonna.com/2011/03/ten-reasons-to-love-spring.html) Although I didn't call it snirt! Love that! Since mine looked like yours, I'll predict it will take 9 days, like mine did to disappear. So my guess is April 18 at 3:00 pm.

jasper said...

Ewwww....very tired of anything remotely resembling snow...although they are predicting we could get more this weekend in the midwest...ICK!!!
I think your 'snirt' will 'smelt' on April 28th at noon!

Cindy said...

I, like Katie, have never heard of Snirt even though I lived near Lake Tahoe and Many years! Let's see, I'll vote for April 19th around 1PM

Melissa and Scott said...

April 22nd at 2:30.

In my mind I'm thinking about the day it actually happens and you having to be on "Snirt Watch 2011" to get the exact time it disappears!


Jenna said...

Snirt, lol! I guess April 26 at 3pm :)

RAE said...

I will guess May 1st at 3:30 PM. Snirt, is that in Websters Dictionary?

DecorandtheDog said...

I've never been good at reading directions...good thing I'm a pharmacist, right? :P

April 24th at 3:05PM

Jennifer said...

My guess is April 17th, 4:30 p.m.

Thanks for a good (though somewhat disguisted) laugh right before bedtime! :)

My E-mail address is jnchase311@yahoo.com and my blog is www.teamchase4andcounting.blogspot.com

Hope I win...I LOVE Target!! :)

emily @morefromthemoorefamily said...

Let's see... Easter is in a little over a week and there could be some rain... scientifically speaking, I believe it will finally melt on April 22 at 3:33pm.

something e said...

May 5th, 11:30

:) Snirt!

Diaz said...

My Guess is the Snirt will disappear May 1st @ 2 pm ! Email is ariannamdiaz at yahoo dot com

PurpleIsMyPassion said...

I'm gonna go with April 29th at 4pm.

SalBug said...

This has to be one of my favorite contests to date, and who doesn't want a Target gift card??

I'm guessing April 23rd @ 5:00pm.


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