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« Reply #500 on: January 15, 2020, 11:27:56 AM »
It was a balmy -15 F here at 6:30 this morning.  -12 at the house and -15  down at the county road which is lower and gets the air that flows down the river valley.  Driving into town it goes up into the -11 F range. 

We got a dusting on snow but no wind so it is tolerable out for a time.  Supposed to be 30 F in a couple of days.  I can't wait.   :-\
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« Reply #501 on: January 15, 2020, 02:28:35 PM »
11+ here right now, but the 25mph winds make the 5 in. of light, fluffy snow we got a couple of days ago drift around some.  Even though the bugs are gone, I am not at all interested in taking the bike out for a spin. :coffee:
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« Reply #502 on: January 16, 2020, 06:14:05 PM »
They said it would be 30F today.  Got to 16F in town and about 12F out where we live.  High winds up to 50 mph tomorrow are forecast with no new snow here but lots of snow east of the Missouri river.  Next week we might get a day in the low to mid forties.  That would be nice.
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« Reply #503 on: January 16, 2020, 08:56:40 PM »
     Temps were at -22*F last night. Tomorrow night will be warmer with a low of only -12. But, the winds are going to pick up to around 30 mph or so with gusts to 48. With 2 or 3 inches of fresh snow on the ground, it looks to get a little nasty out in the open areas. I think Saturday will be a hunker down at home day. Sounds like a good day for some chili simmering in the crock pot. 

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« Reply #504 on: January 16, 2020, 10:22:57 PM »
That is a great idea.   :fire1:
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« Reply #505 on: January 21, 2020, 10:15:42 PM »
https://news.yahoo.com/falling-iguana-alert-issued-florida-214809272.html

Uhmmmmm,  not something we see in North Dakota. I guess everyone has their own challenges.  :rofl:

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« Reply #506 on: January 22, 2020, 12:19:18 AM »
Iguanas get lethargic at 50*? :shrug:   Here in Nebraska, we don't get lethargic until -20* :coffee:
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« Reply #507 on: January 22, 2020, 12:32:20 PM »
Geez, now you can't walk in the palms without the danger of a Iguana falling on you.   The good news is that those invasive critters might get thinned down a bit although the temp is going back to seventy shortly. 
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« Reply #508 on: January 23, 2020, 01:55:42 PM »
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/fl-reg-eating-iguana-south-florida-invasive-20180627-story.html

To paraphrase a line from that '60's song (Love Potion #9) "I held my nose, I closed my eyes, --- I took a bite"

My days of physical adventure are mostly behind me, but I'd be willing to try a little culinary excursion.

What do you think? Possibilities? or not.
 

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« Reply #509 on: January 23, 2020, 05:08:31 PM »
Iguana not eat one.

I draw the line (until I am starving) at snakes, worms, and lizards; even if they do taste like chicken.
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« Reply #510 on: February 13, 2020, 06:07:12 PM »
The cold air moved in yesterday afternoon and we went from the mid 30's to 2 degrees in about four hours.  Lasted all night and this morning it was still 2 F.  Got up to mid 20's today and is currently 17F.

On the good side there was no wind and no snow and no power outages.  The stock water didn't freeze as the heaters stayed on all night.  It is no fun to go out in the morning and find the water basins frozen solid.   :-X
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« Reply #511 on: February 13, 2020, 08:33:15 PM »
It's been a very mild winter here.  'Course even our worst winters would seem extremely mild compared to what some of you guys face every year.  The daffodils have been in bloom for the last two weeks.
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« Reply #512 on: February 14, 2020, 07:41:34 AM »
Nobody wants to hear how nice it is down here.  But it's nice.
At least it's not a femur through the pelvis.

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« Reply #513 on: February 14, 2020, 07:45:21 AM »
 :puke:
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« Reply #514 on: February 14, 2020, 08:25:29 AM »
Now now.  wolfy will be here soon and he can rub it in some more.
At least it's not a femur through the pelvis.

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« Reply #515 on: February 14, 2020, 09:19:43 AM »
 :cheers:
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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #516 on: February 14, 2020, 12:07:45 PM »
89 in Jax yesterday.  Way too warm for my liking this time of the year.  Front came through and we're in the 50's today.  Much, much better.

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« Reply #517 on: February 14, 2020, 12:45:11 PM »
Yeah we spent yesterday swimming in Rainbow River.  Life is just so hard..

 
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« Reply #518 on: February 14, 2020, 02:19:22 PM »
 :doh: 

Around here we swim indoors in heated pools........ all the time.
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« Reply #519 on: Yesterday at 03:13:26 PM »
I just took my socks off and walked around in the front yard.
At least it's not a femur through the pelvis.

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« Reply #520 on: Yesterday at 09:18:37 PM »
I wore insulated rubber boots from the house to the shop.  It was okay though, the mud was still frozen.
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