I am just outside of Coldwater, about 1/2 hr north of Barrie. I have Mount St Louis on one side of me and another huge ridge on the other side that channel the winds and storms coming off Georgian Bay. It is usually windy here even when it isn't storming. The past 2 winters I have had a 4' deep drift between the house and barn. My garden shed where I keep the blower is beside the barn, I use snowshoes to get to it and to get to the barn to feed, water and collect eggs. I even use a toboggan to get feed from the truck to the barn. The only time I clear the path between the house and barn is when I need to blow snow to clear the driveway. It usually takes about 40 minutes to clear the driveway and by the time I am done the path back to the shed has drifted back in.
I looked up where Bluevale is and I see you are not far from Lake Huron, so I am sure you get hit pretty hard as well with the snow off the lake.