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Minnesota farmer constructs a 50 foot tall snowman.

by Jon Henseler

First off, better hope this bad boy named 'Granddaddy' doesn't come to life or it's going to be a a snowified version of Stay Puft Marshmallow Man running around rural Minnesota. What did you do Ray?!

Anyhow this is a classic when life give you lemons make lemonade situation. Farmer in Minnesota was having issues with snow collapsing his greenhouses so he decided to use that snow and spend 5 weeks of man hours constructing a 50 foot tall snowman. Might not seem logical to some people in the country but if you live in the Midwest and haven't heard your furnace shut off in 5 months while whatever side you shovel with is getting disproportionately large compared to the rest of your body, you absolutely understand where Greg Novak is coming from. Full article is here. Actually the story sort of reads like a winter version of Field of Dreams. Farmer gives up his farming responsibilities to build a gigantic snowman/baseball field. If we find Moonlight Graham afraid to crossover to the parking lot we'll know for sure. People will come Greg, people will most definitely come.

PS: This winter can seriously kick rocks at this point. People are so on edge it's starting to feel like the end of the movie The Shining. But I suppose that's pretty much par for the course. When that movie came out the public at large was all 'what a great horror movie!' People in Wisconsin: Sweet documentary.

Double PS: When this thing starts to melt in July it's going to be a SICK King of the HIll mound for about a week.