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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #350 on: March 14, 2017, 02:46:30 PM »
I tend toward that line of thinking, also, John. :cheers:
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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #351 on: March 14, 2017, 06:18:59 PM »
As do I.  Blaming it all on human activity has me a bit  :pissed:

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #352 on: March 14, 2017, 11:57:03 PM »
I have never been a fan of the "global warming" scare, but..!  I do believe we are looking at some significant climate change.  Which is something that happens periodically ever since the planet has had an atmosphere for a climate.
Up until this year, I thought we might soon be growing bananas here. But now I'm going through my seed packets and looking at "King of the North" peppers, "Black Siberian" tomatoes, and a boat load of cole varieties that can grow under an inch of ice....  Now I know why settlers up north ate a lot of turnips.  :-\
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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #353 on: March 15, 2017, 07:56:14 AM »
I did a lot of gardening in Alaska, root things were always the best choice, if you could get your tomatoes through the spring frosts, with all that sun light you had some great tomatoes.

The biggest draw back to gardening there was the moose, thy could wipe out an entire garden in a couple of hours. I used to keep my long bow right next to the back door, with some of the big rubber blunts, they worked pretty well.  This one old cow had a calf and if you could get the calf to run mom would go after him.  I had about a 1/4 acre garden, and one fine moon light night the cow and her child came in and just wiped out the garden.

We had gotten most of our crop harvested and that was back, when for my off time I helped a friend of mine on his farm, we had 600 acres of potatoes and did up another 600 acres of hay. 

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #354 on: March 21, 2017, 02:03:25 PM »
I am calling it for this thread,  This is the first day of spring, most of my snow is gone, my pastures are greening up and the frogs were singing in my pond in the upper pasture when I made my evening rounds last night..

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #355 on: March 21, 2017, 02:59:43 PM »
Snowed last night and current temperature is 32.9 F.  More snow forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.  I am glad winter is over.   :-\
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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #356 on: March 21, 2017, 03:20:26 PM »
Snowed enough to cover the ground, but melted by the middle of the afternoon.  We're supposed get around an inch of rain over the next 3 days. :banana:
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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #357 on: March 22, 2017, 06:51:18 AM »
The skunk cabbage is sprouting as soon as that gets a little higher the bears will be around to eat it.

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #358 on: March 22, 2017, 10:46:28 PM »
I am calling it for this thread,  This is the first day of spring, most of my snow is gone, my pastures are greening up and the frogs were singing in my pond in the upper pasture when I made my evening rounds last night..

Never fear, Spring is right around the corner....and down the block, and around the bend...

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #359 on: March 22, 2017, 11:05:05 PM »
That's why they call 'em DAFFYdills.  :P
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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #360 on: March 23, 2017, 06:47:51 AM »
  Maybe you can call it for you John,  I've still got a good foot of snow on my lawn,  the overnight temp was in the single numbers and the high for today is expected to climb to about 27*F.,  around here it's Spring in name only. 
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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #361 on: March 23, 2017, 07:02:34 AM »
Most of the ice is gone out of my driveway, so I am going to roll the motorcycle out of the shop and have a spin.

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #362 on: March 23, 2017, 09:01:13 AM »
Most of the ice is gone out of my driveway, so I am going to roll the motorcycle out of the shop and have a spin.

Hopefully that figuratively, not literally...   ;)

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #363 on: March 23, 2017, 10:14:48 AM »
Depends on if I can avoid the ice that is still there..

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #364 on: April 03, 2017, 09:35:11 AM »
We got a little rain overnight.  Supposed to rain all day too.  We needed it and a lot more to kick start the alfalfa without having to irrigate the first cut.  Winter is fading here but we still have freeze potential until May 11th. 

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #365 on: April 04, 2017, 07:03:19 AM »
I had a new inch of snow last Tue morning, gone by 1PM and then yesterday morning another 1/4" of snow, just a cold spring here.  All of the ice is gone out of the drive way, and my deer are back.

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #366 on: April 04, 2017, 08:02:03 AM »
It has been unseasonably warm in Houston this winter.  I have yet to wear anything except a light jacket and the temps for today are expected to be near 88F.  I do miss cold weather and snow even though I cursed it for the years I lived in it.  OK, I don't miss -45F we would get in Calgary occasionally.
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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #367 on: April 04, 2017, 09:04:46 AM »
Out on the morning rounds, I was admiring all of the new "ice flowers" that sprouted in the cold..

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #368 on: April 04, 2017, 10:38:19 AM »
We received .86" of rain last night.......enough to bring out millions of night-crawlers.  At the going rate of $1.50/ dozen at the bait shops, I could be a Worm Baron!
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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #369 on: April 04, 2017, 11:45:51 AM »
Rained here on and off all day but not hard.  Don't have the rain gauges out yet so don't know what we got but would guess less than a half inch. 

Hoping for a dry weekend for Turkey hunting but won't be sorry if it rains like heck.
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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #370 on: April 05, 2017, 08:03:19 AM »
Things are just starting to dry out here, I haven't been able to get in and do my horse barn cleaning because of the mud. 

I had so much rain last week that the little stream in the ravine below the house had almost achieved river status..

Almost 60 here yesterday. then rain by the end of the week and possibly snow again on the weekend.  Where is that Global Warming when you need it..?

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #371 on: April 06, 2017, 05:03:37 PM »
We are in the middle of a Hurricane sized system of rain that cont's to circle counter-clockwise around us...
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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #372 on: April 06, 2017, 05:11:44 PM »
2.25" of rain Monday/Sunday and 2.25" of rain yesterday through about 0400 this morning.  Windy as the dickens right now so drying out.  On a positive note, I had 20 stumps ground this afternoon.  All but 2 were quite sizable---anywhere from 15" to 22" in diameter.  I didn't feel like $600 for all of them was a bad deal at all. 
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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #373 on: April 06, 2017, 05:13:32 PM »
You just got a little more than 25% of our annual rainfall. 

You also got $600 worth of sawdust plus no stumps.  Sounds like a decent price.
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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #374 on: April 06, 2017, 05:29:57 PM »
With no stumps where do you sit..?

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #375 on: April 06, 2017, 07:44:03 PM »
stock up on thermals the iceage commeth

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #376 on: April 08, 2017, 01:57:06 PM »
I would agree with the ice age thing, it was 60 yesterday and I woke up this morning with 2" of new snow. 

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #377 on: April 10, 2017, 10:31:17 AM »
Got about 2.5" of heavy Spring snow last night and it continues lightly this morning.  It is muddy and we love it.  This is a grass grower snow for the pasture.  Got to 32F last night.
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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #378 on: April 10, 2017, 10:44:38 AM »
even though we still can get snow here in april in western,mn
it is spring. i got 2 ticks over the last week.

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #379 on: April 10, 2017, 12:29:25 PM »
This is just crazy weather, one day it is sixty the next day it is snowing.  It is producing a lot of new pasture grass..

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Re: Winter (so far)
« Reply #380 on: April 10, 2017, 12:49:29 PM »
Yeah, here, too, but it's always that way here in Nebraska......80, sunny and humid a couple of days ago and mid-30s and light snow, today.  Variety is the spice of life!  ;D
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