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Anybody got snowrollers?
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Brad in IN    Posted 02-13-2003 at 06:34:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got my paper this morining and there was a photo of snowrollers being present in our area. I guess the wind and cold combine to make snowballs on the ground. They don't happen in the midwest often.
I turned around and darn if I didn't have some in the yard and pasture. I actually think its aliens, bored until the corn grows tall enough for them to make crop circles again.

Jim in Michigan    Posted 02-14-2003 at 11:45:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Only Snowrollers we have here are the ones they used to use to make the roads,,,Looks like a giant yard roller, they pulled them behind horse teams to pack snow before they had snowplows here,, still a few of them around the area.,...Jim

genenky(8n450577)    Posted 02-13-2003 at 13:27:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i have lived in ohio and kentucky allmy life -51 years _ and this is the first time i have ever seen em gene n ky

Foz    Posted 02-13-2003 at 09:26:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe there was a horrible disfiguring accident involving snowmen up hill from yer place? ;)

Good Lord!    Posted 02-13-2003 at 09:14:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
We get them here a lot.
Wind starts them going, then the steep East Sierra slope keeps them growing.
The biggest one I've seen was the size of a beach ball.

bob ur mom    Posted 10-07-2003 at 10:29:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh ya lots of snow rollors where i come from. Yep they just roll right out of tangbagapura

Greg VT    Posted 02-13-2003 at 07:26:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have ya ever heard the expression "cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey"?

Maybe that's what ya got going on here.

If ya notice the critters barking/howling/grunting/snorting/bellowing etc. in a higher then normal pitch this could just be the cause.


RayP(MI)    Posted 02-13-2003 at 18:46:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got any Idea what that "freeze the balls off a brass monkey" refers to?

In the old days when they had cannons on sailing vessels, that shot cannon balls, they used to pile them in pyramid shaped piles. To keep them from rolling down, they put the bottom course on a brass plate with indentations on it. Thus the "brass monkey." In real cold, the brass would contract enough to cause the balls to fall off!

Les...fortunate    Posted 02-13-2003 at 07:13:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Them is prolly jes' tumbleweeds that got theyselfs misplaced a mite.

Cindi    Posted 02-13-2003 at 07:17:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think they are the coolest (no pun) things! How'd I get to be 43 and never hear of these things before?

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