Every winter, the Bartz brothers, Austin, 20, Trevor, 19, and Connor, 16, spend their spare time creating ginormous snow sculptures in their front yard. This year, a sea (snow?) turtle has landed in their yard and it's 12-feet high and 37-feet long.
This is not their first foray into snow sculping. Over the last few years the boys have sculpted a puffer fish, a walrus and a shark. “We created our first snow sculpture four years ago and we came up with the idea after I caught a puffer fish in Florida,” Austin Bartz said.
Completely self-taught, the young men say that their sculpting skills have improved over the years. They work 10-14 hours per day in temperatures that drop as low as 15 below zero. Sticking with the sea life theme, Austin says the boys wanted, “something with lots of detail, but this year we also wanted it to be kid friendly.”
The boys have generated a lot of fans both in Minnesota and around the world, appearing on Good Morning America and the Today Show, as well as many newspapers and television news programs. You can keep up with them on Facebook and see what they will build next. Maybe this summer, they’ll head to the beach.
Via The Daily Mail
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