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Mud Season

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by lukem, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Spring can't get here fast enough...need to get the grass growing to cover up all this mud...and dry things out a bit. We've been stuck at 15* below normal and some for of precip every other day. Its a swamp. The yard is a mess...trails are a mess....dog is a mess. I got the ATV stuck twice today hauling half the load I usually do...

    I guess this is making up for last years drought when the dirt was powder dry down 4' (drilled a bunch of post holes and never hit damp soil! So dry they couldn't be tamped in tight.)

    Here's hoping for a normal spring and summer.

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  2. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    I still have a foot of snow in my yard. It's a nice warm 30* today though, so I guess it's slowly melting. It's too bad it's not just winter than summer. The mud/slush, aroma of thawing dog poo and all that is no fun!
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  3. northwinds

    northwinds Minister of Fire

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    Still quite a bit of snow here too . Cold March. Couple of more inches of snow predicted for Monday. So ready for spring.
  4. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    We still have frost in the ground! I've been skidding logs out of the woods daily. I keep expecting it to thaw, then there will be some mud.
  5. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Mud season is what we call winter here. Freeze, thaw. Freeze, thaw. Rain, rain, rain.
  6. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Drive way is a mess... truck ruts, frozen, thawed, frozen thawed.

    The daffodils are popping up, how ever ;)
  7. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    +1 on daffodils....although they are now covered in 4"snow. +1 mud everywhere. We had to put stepping stones to the wood shed cause its so bad. Snow, melt, heavy rain, then snow mess mess mess
  8. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    Got sick of mud season, so we had our driveway hot toped. Al the walks have pavers so I try to stay off the lawn until it firms up. The dog play in the driveway so we have the mud season in fair control. It will be all. Over in a couple of weeks.
  9. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    We have about 1.5 inches of snow over ice, better have ice cleats on.
  10. Birch Coulee

    Birch Coulee New Member

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    Big yard, half mud, half snow just warm enough to melt. Add 6 and 8 year old grandsons and a 10 month old Lab pup. The worst you can imagine is correct, no need for pictures!
  11. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    Calling for a foot of snow here Tuesday. Things were just starting to dry up
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  12. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    Could be if not for the sun being higher with much more daylight. It would be gone in a week,but now hearing about another weekend storm? So glad I don't have to go out if I don't want to.
  13. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    sure dosent look like winter wants to give up without a fight for us
    New Englanders this year...at least another 3 storms in the pipeline
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