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« Reply #150 on: April 13, 2018, 12:44:26 PM »
Well we didn't miss the storm.  It rained last night and then turned to snow sometime in the early morning hours.  Right now I would guess it is about 4" and still snowing fairly hard.  Supposed to start getting very windy this afternoon and then slack up about 6PM today and warm up a bit tomorrow.  It would sure be nice if Spring wedged its foot in the door after this one.  At least for a couple of weeks.

Tomorrow is Spring Turkey opener but I don't think it is worth going out with this storm even if it will be moving over to spend some time with Wolfy on Saturday and Sunday.   :'(
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« Reply #151 on: April 13, 2018, 01:09:31 PM »
We're finally getting a break. Highs around 50, still frosting at night. Maybe some snow on Tuesday.
The up side is that the trees still think it's winter.  Our pattern for the past few years has been an early break up when the trees start budding out or even blooming the end of March, then a killing frost the middle of April that destroys all the buds and no fruit sets.  One year we got 25 bushels off our apple trees and the next year only got 5.
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« Reply #152 on: April 13, 2018, 01:22:41 PM »
We have only light rain and 25 mph winds here right now, but then the carp hits the fan around 2 AM.  They still have us in a WINTER STORM WARNING classification..... . 45-50 mph winds and 8 inches or more of heavy, wet snow.  The bigger farmers with lots of acres to plant are getting nervous. :-\
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« Reply #153 on: April 13, 2018, 02:44:40 PM »
One of you fellas from the frozen tundra or heartland wanna come mow my grass?  It needs it-----again.  I'll throw a big ole bone in ribeye on the grill for ya.  Only 81 F here today.

I know you guys have seen this pic from back in February, but I just thought you might like to see it again.
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« Reply #154 on: April 13, 2018, 03:49:24 PM »
You're a funny guy, nuke. >:(   You knew I was a vegan, right? :shrug: :lol:
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« Reply #155 on: April 13, 2018, 03:59:39 PM »
S'OK, wolfy.  I'll throw some zucchini or brussel sprouts or something green on the grill for ya.
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« Reply #156 on: April 13, 2018, 05:53:14 PM »
North Eastern North Dakota is sunshine and 29*F. Wind gusting to 24 MPH makes it feel kinda cold. Made an appointment today to have my studded snow tires changed out on Monday. State law says we have to have them off by the 15th of April. I'll have to use the snowblower on the tractor to get into the storage buildings to retrieve the summer tires. Seems to be a little irony there.

Daughter in South Eastern South Dakota is in a full blown blizzard. Winds gusting to 40 MPH and 5 inches of snow expected. It's not scheduled to let up until about dark tomorrow (7PM 14 April). Her livestock was sheltered and everyone is hunkered down for the duration. Its only a 30 hour blast so everyone there should be good. They're all indoors and no one needs to go to work. Son-in-law just got a new to him 3020 JD with a loader on it. I'm sure he's looking forward to trying it out on Sunday after this blows over. At least he'll find out what needs to be changed for next year.

Song birds have started to cycle in. This is really tough on them. The owls are nesting and the hunting has got to be difficult for them with all the snow we still have in the fields.

Everybody is more than ready for spring.

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« Reply #157 on: April 13, 2018, 06:14:41 PM »
well spring is just around the corner here in west central,mn.
i saw it on the internet so it's gotta be true, right.

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« Reply #158 on: April 13, 2018, 06:51:13 PM »
S'OK, wolfy.  I'll throw some zucchini or brussel sprouts or something green on the grill for ya.

Just leave them steaks on for me Nuke.  I ain't no Vegan.   :P
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« Reply #159 on: April 13, 2018, 06:53:54 PM »
We did have a bunch of Robins standing on the sidewalk I just shoveled off and looking like they would kick somebodies azz for arriving up North too early.

Yesterday the Sandhill cranes came through in several big flights.  One of those landed over on the river and stayed the night.  Surely these are signs that we will have a short Spring soon. 
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« Reply #160 on: April 13, 2018, 09:56:38 PM »
Drove the 75 miles from town to home this evening. Sandhill cranes in the fields that didn't have snow.  Most of the snow farther north has cleared and we count 38 deer the last 40 miles.  The deer are glad the snow and rain has stopped for a couple days, and with the new moon nearly here they were out feeding early.
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« Reply #161 on: April 14, 2018, 10:10:22 AM »
Sunny and cold this morning.  Snow has stopped.  We didn't have the high winds they said were coming and that was good.  It is muddy and the fields are covered with snow.  The roads melted off quickly and are mud bogs in places.  My truck must weigh 1000 pounds more that usual with what is packed in the fender wells.  I need to make a highway run and knock some of it off.  I really hope we can have decent weather for a few days. 
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« Reply #162 on: April 14, 2018, 10:35:33 AM »
If I lived in a place with gumbo mud, I'd probably own a pressure washer. ;)
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« Reply #163 on: April 14, 2018, 12:30:38 PM »
We have gumbo here that is so thick and sticky you would wear out the pressure washer before you got it all off.  We go to the car wash and let that guy clean up the mess.   :)
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« Reply #164 on: April 14, 2018, 01:31:14 PM »
I think a good hammer-drill might be just the ticket for gumbo removal. :shrug:
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« Reply #165 on: April 16, 2018, 10:08:16 PM »
I know y'all think it's April 17th, but I'm pretty sure it's the 97th of January.
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« Reply #166 on: April 16, 2018, 11:02:22 PM »
I know y'all think it's April 17th, but I'm pretty sure it's the 97th of January.
Hahahaahahahaha!!! Good one! I may have to use that if we get the snow we're promised in the morning. :hail:
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« Reply #167 on: April 17, 2018, 09:07:44 AM »
This is good news Nuke.  My birthday won't roll around this year. 
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« Reply #168 on: April 17, 2018, 05:10:04 PM »
Looks like we're headed for another freak spring storm in northern Iowa, they are calling for rain, sleet, freezing rain and anywhere from 3"-10" depending how close we are to the equator.

Then it's suppose to warm back up to the 50's by the weekend.
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