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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #600 on: October 27, 2020, 05:11:16 AM »
We are in endless summer mode in North FL.  88? yesterday, and 75? this morning.

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« Reply #601 on: October 27, 2020, 06:36:57 AM »
A minus 3 last night.  Brrrrr is right.  About 7" of snow and small drifts here and there.  Reservoir is frozen over but should thaw out by the end of the week if the forecast is right.  The only bright spot in the weather is there was no %$*#@$ wind.

Four wheelers started up if you wanted to get frostbite dashing through the snow.......... Skid loader said it would pass on today, try again tomorrow.

 Most of the late spring, summer, and early fall I envy you guys living in Big Sky country for the openness of your mountains and what seems a bit more freedom to stretch your elbows,  not that I don't like it here in the North East,  I do,  my grandson whom we raised like our own upped and moved his wife and two small children to Florida following his in laws who promised a great business opportunity that never materialized,  but he's resourceful,  he transferred his job to Florida and kept his seingyority and pay rate,  and he's a certified real estate agent for a successful firm besides his regular job,  they just moved into a new home that they had built,  they keep after us to move down there with the heat, high humidity, bugs and snakes, and the occasional Gator, and don't forget the Hurricanes,  I don't think so.
 My oldest daughter is on her second marriage, about nine years ago she and the new hubby moved to Arizona,  they wanted to move to a warmer climate,  two years ago they moved back to be closer to us and to her son, well her son (our grandson) moved to Florida a years later,  now hubby wants to head back to Arizona, he doesn't like the cold, doesn't like shoveling snow,  and doesn't like New England weather period,  even though he was raised in NE,  go figure.
 They are most likely return to Arizona at some point and want us to go with them,  I think I might like the high desert,  but I don't think I'd be happy with being cooped up in the house next to the air conditioner in the 120 day time temps, the sand storms, and Roaches and Scorpions don't thrill me much either, so that's out for now. 
 Well I'm starting or maybe well into babbling again,  the point of my post is while I envy some of you guys living in western and north western states in the warmer months, I think I'll stay in New England, the temps here are dropping pretty quickly, a couple of weeks ago we were still in the 80's during the day and down into the 60's at night,  the day time highs for this week are in the high 50's  and night time lows are predicted to be in the mid 30's,  while I do love New England,  the promise of winters coming is not as exciting me like it has in past years,  and I'm sure glad I'm not living in South Dakota right about now.    :chopwood: 
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« Reply #602 on: October 27, 2020, 09:32:37 AM »
Same here Phaedrus, we are getting about six days in a row over 40 and a couple are over 50.  Going to be muddy.
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« Reply #603 on: October 27, 2020, 09:38:44 AM »
I have lived in just three States over the years.  Mostly Colorado and South Dakota.  In my youth the weather wasn't anything we thought much about except during ski season and hunting seasons.  Cold and snow were just part of life.  Now as get half way through my seventh decade I want it warm and sunny.  We thought some about moving to Arizona or west Texas during the winter but I cannot imagine what one would do down there for three or four months.  I like my farm and the shop and the cows and ........... well it is just what I am used to.  Who would feed the cattle?  Who would let the cats in when it got too cold in the barn?  In the end it is me, that's who.  I am staying put but reserve the right to gripe about the weather.   :'(
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« Reply #604 on: October 27, 2020, 02:40:12 PM »
  We thought some about moving to Arizona or west Texas during the winter but I cannot imagine what one would do down there for three or four months.

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« Reply #605 on: October 27, 2020, 04:00:07 PM »
I forgot about that  :P
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« Reply #606 on: October 28, 2020, 04:56:55 PM »
It's 7 pm in central FL.  87 degrees.  Cooling down from 90.  Sweat our butts off hiking the dogs today.

...kinda missing the mountains right about now.

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« Reply #607 on: October 28, 2020, 07:56:13 PM »
We warmed up from the minus 3 a few days back and today was pretty decent in the mid 40's and not too windy.  I got a lot of motors prepped for winter and put away.  The cows have run all the deer out of here so I think those big bucks are safe from me for this season.  We might get to 60 in a couple of days. 
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« Reply #608 on: October 28, 2020, 08:52:30 PM »
It's 49 here right now (Victoria, TX).  Supposed to get to 42 tonight and mid 40s the next few days.  Highs will be upper 60s to mid 70s.  No rain.  We got 2/10ths last night.  We could always use some more.  Looks like we might have dodged the bullet on hurricanes this year.  I like cool weather and two weeks of winter is about enough.  I think it snowed about 20 years ago so we might be about due...

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« Reply #609 on: October 28, 2020, 09:14:45 PM »
Snowed twenty years ago?    8)
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« Reply #610 on: October 29, 2020, 04:04:54 AM »
It might have been 19 or 21, I can't remember...  I mean we've had a few flakes since then and maybe one time when it didn't melt when it hit the ground, but not enough to make a snowball.


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« Reply #611 on: October 29, 2020, 12:36:45 PM »
It's still pretty chilly here, but the weather dudes are saying we'll be in the low/mid 60s by the first of next week! :banana: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #612 on: October 30, 2020, 07:00:17 PM »
It snowed in Jacksonville, FL the year I moved here (1989).  Having moved from the Seattle area I thought.....cool... ..until I realized that most of the people here had never seen, let alone driven in snow.  I stayed home and watched the mayhem from afar.

Nice cold front moved in last night.  Highs were in the mid 70's today (time for many of the life long locals to break out their winter gear).

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« Reply #613 on: October 31, 2020, 07:24:44 AM »
 
 We got surprised with an early winter snow storm yesterday,  about 4" of heavy wet stuff,  the temps dipped to the mid 20's overnight so it's still with us,  and it's not even November yet.   >:(
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« Reply #614 on: October 31, 2020, 07:57:13 AM »
We cleared off and temps are supposed to be in the fifties and sixties for a few days.  High wind warning for today until 6 PM though.  Trees haven't shed all the leaves but the wind might finish that job.  Beautiful sunrise this morning.  Worth being out and about early just to see that.

Gutters are full of leaves so there is that job waiting to be done.  I was going to buy some gutter covers but I think the ice would tear them off.  The metal roof doesn't hold snow too well and when it freezes and builds up it comes off in big slabs.

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« Reply #615 on: October 31, 2020, 11:34:00 AM »
There's really no reason to post our weather conditions because ours are just like Stan's except a day or two later......MOST of the time. :coffee:   We are also expecting 60*-70* temps, but the wind is expected to be in the 35-45mph neighborhood for the next few days.

I don't care.....the bike is coming out for a November swan song! :banana:
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« Reply #616 on: October 31, 2020, 01:58:59 PM »
My tank is full, battery is on the charger, tires are checked, and when it hits a rising 55 I am on the road again.  Wyoming run maybe, if not then up North on the back roads.

The high winds are not that high in velocity but high in irritation.
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« Reply #617 on: November 01, 2020, 04:25:16 PM »
Went out in a t-shirt to get some firewood while it was about 65F this afternoon.

First freeze predicted for tonight - low of 29F.
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« Reply #618 on: November 01, 2020, 05:55:55 PM »
I split wood for awhile today Mike.  Hauled it over to the wood stocked on the front deck.  Hope to not use it again for about a month.   We should stay a few degrees above freezing tonight.
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« Reply #619 on: November 01, 2020, 07:50:36 PM »
66* here tomorrow......the bike's coming out of hibernation! :banana:
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« Reply #620 on: November 25, 2020, 01:55:22 PM »
We got down to 12 F last night, or at least about 6:30 this morning.  Reservoir had thawed out from a couple of weeks ago but glazed over last night.  Might have to turn on the stock water tanks soon and get the heaters in.

We should stay in the mid twenties at night for the rest of the week.  Hope so.
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« Reply #621 on: November 27, 2020, 04:50:29 AM »
81 today.  Looking forward to a cool down next week.

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« Reply #622 on: November 27, 2020, 08:19:34 PM »
It was 70F here yesterday. T-shirt weather on Thanksgiving. I chainsawed come spalted ash then bandsawed it into slabs for maybe some dyed/stabilized knife scales. Snow in the forecast for next week.  :fire2:
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« Reply #623 on: November 28, 2020, 11:04:27 AM »
It's been pretty decent here in northeastern Nebraska for the last couple of weeks of November.  Last year we had 6'' of new snow and it was COLD on Thanksgiving, but this year it was sunny and we had above normal temperatures.  Upper 40s for the most part, but today we get a real break....mid-50s, clear skies and southwesterly 7-10 mph zephyrs!  Then the bottom falls out for tomorrow and we will return to more 'seasonal' conditions....30s for highs, but no snow for the next 10 days. :thumbsup:

I'm going to get out for what I think will be a final :( 2020 ride on the bike this afternoon.   Countdown is on, tire pressures have been checked, fuel topped off, long-johns and leathers laid out and I'm ready to roll! :banana:


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« Reply #624 on: November 28, 2020, 12:49:25 PM »
Weather here is good except for the wind.  It is not bad, just irritating.  As I type this the thermometer reads 66.9 F.  The forecast says it will be below freezing at night and then gets into the 50's for the next few days.  Cows are still grazing in the pasture and seem to enjoy being out and about instead of held in the feed lot. 
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« Reply #625 on: November 28, 2020, 10:50:49 PM »
Pretty nice right now!  Almost 11 P.M. and it's still 25.  It has been a pretty nice week overall!  I hope it holds out til I get my snow tires put on. :lol:

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« Reply #626 on: November 29, 2020, 03:20:18 AM »
Beautiful weather on the river yesterday.  Another fried turkey devoured.  Tellico destroyed minimal stuff and dogs.  He's tired this morning.  Good thing Cowboy is a big Golden Retriever.  He stood up well to the spawn of Satan heeler puppy.  Cold front coming.  Might break out the long pants.

edit ...still in my underwear in the back yard.  Waiting for the cold.
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« Reply #627 on: November 29, 2020, 04:49:18 PM »
I just rode home on the ATV from the tree stand after sitting there for two hours and the temp went from 40 to 28.  My toes and fingers are cold.  Bow hunting still has a month to go. 
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« Reply #628 on: December 01, 2020, 04:01:58 PM »
Topped out at 70F on Thanksgiving Day. Today, the first snow of the season .. a real white-out.


House Mountain in the background.

Two days in the 30?s, 3/4 inch of snow - now I?m ready for spring.
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« Reply #629 on: December 01, 2020, 05:43:58 PM »
We enjoyed mid 30's and a brisk wind from dawn till dark today.  Outside was flat miserable.  I told my wife we should move to Florida.  She said I would not like the hurricanes.   :P
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« Reply #630 on: December 02, 2020, 09:49:28 AM »
Kinda the same picture here, Stan....upper 30s & windy, but they're predicting it to get to the mid-50s next Thursday.  :)    Strangely,  Punta Gorda, FL where we stayed with friends last year was supposed to dip to 39* overnight yesterday. :coffee:
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« Reply #631 on: December 02, 2020, 09:53:11 AM »
My wife is always right.   :-*
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« Reply #632 on: December 02, 2020, 07:16:50 PM »
My wife is always right.   :-*
Mine too. Hahaha
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« Reply #633 on: December 03, 2020, 07:20:01 AM »
Dipped to 26? here Tuesday night.  I?m done with winter now.   

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« Reply #634 on: December 03, 2020, 07:46:50 AM »
We have had two major Snow events already this fall...you would never know it now...snows all melted in the valley and foothills...mid forties and sunshine today :) sure has been windy though...woods 
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« Reply #635 on: December 03, 2020, 01:49:34 PM »
Dipped to 26? here Tuesday night.  I?m done with winter now.

Not me.  Bring on the cold.

OK, OK.  Most would call it cool not cold.  In any event the lower humidity is wonderful.

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« Reply #636 on: December 03, 2020, 01:53:11 PM »
Nope.  Nope.  Nope.  Frost on the pumpkin.  I'm done with winter.  Not even going skiing at Christmas like usual.  Maybe diving in the Keys.  Haven't done that in ages.

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« Reply #637 on: December 03, 2020, 01:59:59 PM »
We have had two major Snow events already this fall...you would never know it now...snows all melted in the valley and foothills...mid forties and sunshine today :) sure has been windy though...woods

Glory be, Woods is back.  Nice to hear from you. 

It is windy here too, and cold, and generally keeping old guys like me unhappy.
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« Reply #638 on: December 03, 2020, 06:29:49 PM »
We have had two major Snow events already this fall...you would never know it now...snows all melted in the valley and foothills...mid forties and sunshine today :) sure has been windy though...woods

Glory be, Woods is back.  Nice to hear from you. 

It is windy here too, and cold, and generally keeping old guys like me unhappy.

Hey woods....we were wondering what the heck happened to you! :shrug:     I checked your YouTube channel several times and saw nothing new that we hadn't seen since you were posting here at B&B.  I thought maybe you'd crossed the divide.....both literally & figuratively! :shocked: :lol:
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« Reply #639 on: December 04, 2020, 11:18:42 AM »
I posted a message on one of his most recent (a year old) YouTube videos and got a reply.  He is fine, just holed up, and took a break from video posting and forum visits.  Hopefully he will show up here once in awhile. 

I really miss his peak treks and his gear reviews along with his comments about this and that. 
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« Reply #640 on: December 04, 2020, 06:31:29 PM »
We have had two major Snow events already this fall...you would never know it now...snows all melted in the valley and foothills...mid forties and sunshine today :) sure has been windy though...woods

Glory be, Woods is back.  Nice to hear from you. 

It is windy here too, and cold, and generally keeping old guys like me unhappy.

Hey woods....we were wondering what the heck happened to you! :shrug:     I checked your YouTube channel several times and saw nothing new that we hadn't seen since you were posting here at B&B.  I thought maybe you'd crossed the divide.....both literally & figuratively! :shocked: :lol:
LOL...reckon ive crossed the divide once or twice on foot...i'll try and put off the Figuratively as long as possible  O:-)... :lol:
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« Reply #641 on: February 02, 2021, 08:52:43 AM »
Well I see from the forecast that it is going to get really cold by the weekend here.  It has been cold once this winter with most of the rest of the time being kind of cold, like in the high teens and mid twenties.  Now they are indicating some snow with a low of 1 degree on Friday, and then three days of single to low double digit highs and below zero lows at night. 

Today the high will be around 59 (motorcycle weather) and then it gets started.  Snow and rain for Wednesday, high wind for Thursday, and then cold.     
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« Reply #642 on: February 02, 2021, 01:00:43 PM »

  We had a two week cold spell up here in the north east, below zero most nights and barely getting up higher than the single digits during the daylight hours,  it finally broke yesterday morning,  it got up to 33*F. and dumped in excess of a foot or more in some places of wet snow,  it finally stopped snowing this AM, looks like the averages are predicted to be in the teens overnight and in the mid to high 30's for the next week or so,  the good news is that it's only about eight more weeks until Spring.    :banana:
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« Reply #643 on: February 02, 2021, 01:27:40 PM »
I think last night was the coldest this year.  We'll bust that bubble tonight.  Frost on the pumpkin.  Apparently the forest critters thought it best to get up and get moving.  First spotting was quail.  I haven't seen quail in the ONF for years.  Coyotes. 

Tree huggers have moved in.  They hate hunters.  Then, of course, they complain about their precious Fifi getting out last night and not coming home. 

A couple does daintily bounced across the trail.  Endangered Scrub Blue Jay.  Yeah they're as obnoxious as their much more common relatives.

Mink.  What was he doing out and about today?

Gopher tortoise.  He's an accommodating landlord to all kinds of critters in his den.

Screeching osprey.

And on the way out, BIG black bear (for FL) fresh tracks.  Both dogs got their back up passing those.

All in all, except for the out-of-staters, a great morning hike in the forest.
 

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« Reply #644 on: February 05, 2021, 09:31:57 AM »
BRRRR for sure!  It's supposed to get to a balmy 21* here today, but then things go south....like we should have! :P :P   Tomorrow is the last double-digit high (10*) we will experience for the next 7 days when it goes to 6*, 4*, 9*, 8*, 2*,3*,7* for daily highs with below zero lows and it starts snowing off & on.   :fire2:

Last year, at this time we were either in Texas or heading towards Florida along the Gulf coast feasting on mud bugs and boudin along the way.  Not so, this year because our extended family in San Antonio & Fort Worth has not yet received their Covid vaccines and we won't be able to get our second shots for a month.  :-\

The one ray of sunshine in my day came this morning via FedEx, a 5# box of boudin from Don's Specialty Meats in Scott, Louisiana that Heather bought me for my birthday.....one day late, but I'm into delayed gratification, so even better!  :banana:

February is usually the worst month of the year in Nebraska, otherwise it's not too bad! :popcorn:
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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #645 on: February 05, 2021, 12:29:14 PM »
Looking like the 80's next week.  After a rough 2 days of 30 degrees at night.

sigh.

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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #646 on: February 05, 2021, 01:36:50 PM »
Happy Birthday Craig, hope you had a good day.   :cheers:
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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #647 on: February 05, 2021, 01:40:10 PM »
It was 22 F this morning and is about 32 F as I type this.  Tonight is cold and up to 3" of snow is in the forecast. 

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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #648 on: February 05, 2021, 04:34:10 PM »
Happy Birthday Craig, hope you had a good day.   :cheers:

It was akin to the first line of Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities....''It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,''  etc......I spent the first half of the day reviewing the Nebraska Driver's Handbook & the accompanying Motorcycle Handbook.  Then after lunch I spent half the afternoon taking the written portion of both tests and the driving portion of the driver's test....I passed! :banana:    The riding portion of the motorcycle test I have to complete when the weather warms up. :rolleyes:   

I splurged and went off the Keto regimen last night. ???    It's hard to resist a stack of Wolfy's Sourdough Pancakes at least a couple of times a year!   Heather ordered a 5# box of our favorite boudin sausages from Don's Specialty Meats in Scott, Louisiana.....they make around 375,000# of it every year!  FedEx delivered it this morning and we each had one for lunch....every bit as good as when we buy it fresh over the counter in Scott. :drool:

More good news:  ZERO reaction from the first of the two Moderna vaccinations for me.....Heather had only some mild soreness at the site of the shot.  So far/So good....keeping our fingers crossed.
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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #649 on: February 05, 2021, 08:11:17 PM »
Glad that is going okay with the vaccinations.  I really would rather not get one nor would my wife.  We will decide when they let us know we are scheduled.  Also good to hear that you passed the drivers test. 

Never had that sausage you mention but if it is Wolfy Approved it must be great.

I was looking at some of Solomon Butchers photos on facebook this afternoon.  There were some pretty amazing sod houses in Nebraska back in the day. 
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