Oryxbiker, my brother-in-law lives out in Okotokes, on the Panorama Ranch, and there was brown as far as the eye could see (prior to the snow). He said that there are parts of Alberta that would pay to get some of the snow that we have here in Newfoundland. I worry for the cattle ranchers, and the farmers across the western provinces. The more snow we get here seems to correlate, in a negative sense, with the lack of precipitation you get out there. We shall see.