Orrrr, one of them thar snow making machines.
I hear ya about this old stone foundation being leaker then all get out. I started this w/ my ash last season. I clean it up w/ some tapping & pushing with the old back blade, but it has really helped with filling in those unfound leaks. Those are all flower beds, so when the flowers grow in ( tall in the back, shorter in the front) you can't see the ash--not that the 3 trucks that pass here on a daily basis ( 2 milk tankers) really give a crap.
I know, I know, I've got some gray paint touchin up to do in the spring. And yea, I'm gonna form up around the basement windows.