xoxoxoBruce Monday Jun 22 12:18 AM
June 22, 2009: Snow Rollers
They look a little like snow covered hay rolls, but they are not.
ZenGum Monday Jun 22 12:30 AM
Basically, cylindrical snowballs, right?
SPUCK Monday Jun 22 06:01 AM
Those pictures are from a mile away and they're sixty five feet high. If you look closely you can see cows and sheep embedded in them.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Jun 22 06:46 AM
Most of them are 18 inches to two feet in diameter.
spudcon Monday Jun 22 07:03 AM
Those are small cows and sheep that I see embedded in them.
capnhowdy Monday Jun 22 08:27 AM
Makes me want to be there instead of in this 100+ degree hell we're in down here. Looks refreshing.
classicman Monday Jun 22 08:36 AM
Mother Nature is so amazing - Thanks Bruce, another great find.
Clodfobble Monday Jun 22 09:03 AM
Shawnee123 Monday Jun 22 11:43 AM
Very cool. Reminds me of that rolled up hay or straw or whatever it is...when I worked at the produce farm in the market some guy asked me how much one of those rolls weighed. I'm like "how the hell should I know?" No, not really, I only thought that.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Jun 22 12:20 PM
A 5 ft hay roll should weigh about 1,000 lbs.
Shawnee123 Monday Jun 22 12:28 PM
Dang. Wish the Cellar had existed in 1981, or at the very least that I knew Bruce.
Trilby Monday Jun 22 01:33 PM
How come so many weird things happen in Idaho?
dar512 Monday Jun 22 03:34 PM
Apologies to Bri and Hemingway, but snow rollers happen in lots of places.
Gravdigr Monday Jun 22 04:25 PM
Here in KY, we don't roll our snow. We roll our dope, though, we've been known to do that on occasion. Our snow, now, we line that up in big fat slobberknockers on a large mirr---oh, wait, wait, nevermind.
capnhowdy Monday Jun 22 06:49 PM
I wish we could get enough snow to roll down here. It's once in a blue moon.
SPUCK Tuesday Jun 23 05:25 AM
Mother Nature is so amazing - Thanks spudcon, another great find.
spudcon Tuesday Jun 23 06:25 AM
You're welcome Spuck. BTW, a two foot snow roller with a cow inside weighs about a thousand pounds also.
capnhowdy Tuesday Jun 23 08:20 AM
the 'shop with the cows reminds me of a Chic Fil-A™ commercial.
Sundae Tuesday Jun 23 02:28 PM
It does happen.
dar512 Tuesday Jun 23 02:49 PM
I thought it had something to do with smurfs.
Queen of the Ryche Tuesday Jun 23 05:34 PM
I thought it was best served cold with a big fat slice of orange........
capnhowdy Tuesday Jun 23 05:54 PM
I am still wrong, though. We have accumalative snow even less frequently than that.
TheMercenary Wednesday Jun 24 11:40 PM
Tulip Thursday Jun 25 12:31 AM
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Jun 25 02:26 AM
No, they're less than 2 feet high.
ZenGum Thursday Jun 25 02:36 AM
Well, a two-foot-high cow should still be visible....
capnhowdy Thursday Jun 25 07:32 AM
Not from a mile away. HEEHEE.....
Beestie Thursday Jun 25 07:38 AM
So do ghost towns in Idaho have snow rollers blowing down the main street while the saloon doors flap in the breeze?
ZenGum Thursday Jun 25 08:02 AM
Do ghost towns in California have Bay City Rollers blowing down the main street while the saloon doors flap in the breeze?
Clodfobble Thursday Jun 25 03:18 PM
Gravdigr Thursday Jun 25 03:18 PM
Shawnee123 Thursday Jun 25 03:55 PM
Dude, Bri and I both saw them in concert years ago (I was in 6th grade!) HAGGIS!