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Rough winter coming?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by shmodaddy, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. shmodaddy

    shmodaddy Burning Hunk

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    I have been lucky enough to watch the first bald eagle of the year flying around here. Those birds are so majestical. It is pretty early though for him to be this far south. I work in Ste. Genevieve MO on the river about an hour south of St Louis MO.They generally show up much later in the year usually late november - december. If he soars closer Ill try and snap s pic. Could this mean a bad winter coming.

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  2. shmodaddy

    shmodaddy Burning Hunk

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    Dern if he never came close

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  3. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Well I sure hope so!
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  4. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    Hope for the best and prepare for the worst....
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I doubt it is a sign but we'll find out soon enough.
  6. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    Who knows for sure really... The Acorns on the Oaks are huge this year for some reason. and dumping more then usual. but ive heard they do that about every 5 yrs or so. ? IDK. Never really checked into thse things.
  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Acorn crop really small this year here but mostly because of lack of moisture and extreme heat. I think the acorn crop is more like a 7 year cycle.
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  8. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    Thanks i was'nt really sure Backwoods. There's so many this yr. I knew every so many yr's they would really dump alot. We've had a good rainfall to.
  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I know what you mean John. Some years walking in our driveway is tough. Like walking on a thousand marbles.
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  10. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The acorn thing happens every time we have a dry summer. We are buried in the things this year. Of course this house is surrounded by oak trees. Most of the trees on the place. The deer are pigging out.
  11. blacktail

    blacktail Feeling the Heat

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    Feh. They're scavengers. They eat dead, rotting salmon that wash up on the riverbank and roadkill. The bird watchers show up along the rivers in droves during winter steelhead season and think the birds are magic. Really, they're watching as the eagles eat rotten chum salmon off the beach.
    I do like hearing and seeing them around the house. I think they hang around and pick off rainbows the state has planted in the lake behind me.
    I haven't heard of a lot of deer taken around here yet, but I've heard those that have been taken had a large layer of fat which would indicate a hard winter coming.
  12. ScotO

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    I'd be amazed if we get a hard winter......heck its supposed to be in the 70's almost all week here in central PA. But who knows......this time last year we got several inches of wet snow, and it turned out to be probably the biggest snowfall we got that winter!

    Hoping we get a real winter this year, I didn't cut all that firewood and buy another snowmobile for nothin'!
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  13. PapaDave

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    The few oak we have, have dropped a large # of acorns. My brother has oak all over in his yard and the drive is covered in 'em.
    What this foretells.....I haven't got a clue.:cool: Maybe, more ticks next spring? Super.
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  14. MasterMech

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    This neighborhood has tons of oak trees on every property. My neighbor across the street has 2 travel trailers and a steel shed. Sounds like a Civil War re-enactment over there. _g ;lol
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  15. shmodaddy

    shmodaddy Burning Hunk

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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