Last night with the storm we are having I got my ATV with plow stuck and my pickup. With nothing else to work with I got out the shovel. Remembering something my grandfather told me about. I heated the shovel and melted on some old trap wax I had on hand. What a difference in how the shovel works. The snow slides off when you throw the snow, nothing sticks to it , and it slides into the snow much more easily. I will be giving my other shovels the same treatment as well as my scraper and spudding tool. The old timers knew what they were doing glad I listened to my grandfather's wisdom. Waxed shovels work better. They might even last longer.
2011/2012 catch total
rats 12 raccoon 5 coyote 0 fox o beaver 5 fisher 6 otter 0 skunk 2