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Strachans had a dragon in their backyard

… but it got away

Every cloud has a silver lining, as the saying goes. One family took advantage of spring temperatures and an abundance of recent snow to do a project together.
The Strachan family, Tyler, Serena and their children Emery and Austyn, put together a unique snow sculpture in their back yard this wintry spring. And the neighbours took note.
“Our 9-year-old daughter loves dragons lately and she suggested we build a dragon snowman,” says Serena Strachan. And, it’s not their first such snow creature. They’ve got some experience to draw on. “Two years ago we made Olaf.” 
Emery and her mother worked on the head, Tyler and Austyn worked on the body. “We made it after the big snow. We normally make a snowman every year as a family, but due to weather being cold and snow not sticky enough, as well as work schedules we weren't able to do it until last Friday, after the snowfall.
“It took us about two hours to complete,” says Serena. “We used food colouring diluted in water to add the colour.” 
Of course, such fantasy creatures don’t last, even in a cold Manitoba spring. For the record, the Strachans had a dragon in their back yard … but it got away.

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