Getting Tired Of Fighting The Fight This Winter ...

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Dix

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May 27, 2008
6,210
Long Island, NY
Still burning at night ... got both stoves running now, but it's not the urgency of Jan / Feb.... mild load, enough to get through the night.

Working my way into the indoor woodrack, the bottom half has been inside for 2 years, time to clean it out, empty it, and reload. Maybe give it a new coat of paint as well, during the summer.

Daffodils are popping up, woot woot :)

I never ever ever thought this thread would live so long ;)
 

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,210
Long Island, NY

bag of hammers

Minister of Fire
Jan 7, 2010
1,447
Northern ON
-10c tonight. Winter storm warning for tomorrow. Pray for me...

Andrew
-11 with -17 windchill here. Just got back from walking "muppet" - strong N/W wind in our faces - felt like January. Getting depressed, then I recalled driving home last year in a blizzard on Mothers Day. Hang in there Andrew, it's gotta break soon....
 

jatoxico

Minister of Fire
Aug 8, 2011
4,081
Long Island NY
-10c tonight. Winter storm warning for tomorrow. Pray for me...

Andrew
Sheesh Andrew that's rough. Still a little scattered snow around here but it's on the run. Didn't you have snow on the lawn into May last year?
 

Knots

Minister of Fire
Mar 13, 2013
1,173
Alfred, Maine
It was over 60F here yesterday. After the body getting acclimated to that cold February, it felt down right uncomfortable. Not complaining though - it chewed up some snow.

Forecast shows snow/rain all week. Yuck...
 

Swedishchef

Minister of Fire
Jan 17, 2010
3,275
Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Thanks Dix!!!! I'll need it... I still have 3/4 of a cord left though.

Bag of Hammers: it'll break...like everything else in life: everything comes to an end. However, I wish the END of winter was sooner rather than later.

Jatox: yes...I did have snow left in may last year. And this year looks to be the same. As much as I enjoy snowshoeing and skiing I think I could do without it for 2-3 years.

Just remember my friendly southern neighbors: when you think you have it bad, remember me! lol

I'll upload pictures this afternoon.

Andrew
 

Swedishchef

Minister of Fire
Jan 17, 2010
3,275
Inuvik, Northwest Territories
It is snowing here..albeit not as hard as some had predicted. So far we've received 3-4 inches.

Here's what's left to melt before I see grass (the picture was taken from my front porch looking across the street).

Andrew
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bag of hammers

Minister of Fire
Jan 7, 2010
1,447
Northern ON
Wow Andrew - that does not exactly scream April. Sunny this afternoon here and some melting going on. Light snow tonite but full moon is breaking through the clouds and i can see gravel in my driveway now.

I feel for you - hope you get to hang up the skis soon....
 
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Wildo

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Dec 14, 2011
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jackmanistan, maine
19f and 6inches yesterday and snowing again right now, so much for the corner of the lawn that showed up last week. Oh well the sun is getting really strong it'll be gone in a month or so.
 

Warm_in_NH

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Dec 17, 2013
1,193
central NH or N.E. CT.
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And another 3" of snow. I was just getting used to the excessive mud. The slow thaw has been good for the rivers but is making for a long mud season.
People are blocking off their driveways with whatever they have (branches, sleds, trash cans, saw horses) and parking by the road.
C ' mon spring!
Monday is the red sox home opener! :)
 

firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
18,947
Unity/Bangor, Maine
Got a few inches here as well . . . mostly gone now.

Winter does seem to be holding on . . . apparently no one told it that Spring is here.

Put my sled up for the season two weekends ago.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
79,166
South Puget Sound, WA
Crazy weather. My wife is out picking lilacs.
 

Knots

Minister of Fire
Mar 13, 2013
1,173
Alfred, Maine
Got three inches wednesday night, topped off with some heavy sleet just in time for the commute. It wasn't the worst commute of the winter, but it was in the top three.

Going to Seattle next week. I hope I don't bring winter with me like when I went to NC a few weeks ago. If you believe the weatherman - spring starts tomorrow...

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begreen

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Knots

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Mar 13, 2013
1,173
Alfred, Maine
I hope so! Forecast for here Monday is 70 and sunny. I haven't seen 70 degrees outside since October. Forecast for Seattle is 55 and raining. Oh well, there's people with bigger problems than the weather...
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
Good to hear that you are finally getting some real warm weather. We are in eternal spring mode right now. It started mid-February and will likely continue through at least May. Mornings lately have been nippy enough to have a small fire, but the days have warmed up pretty nicely.
 

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,210
Long Island, NY
Hopefully this was the last time for cleaning the boost baffle, dang that thing was ashed up :mad:

Got to turn over some flower beds, and rotate the composting leaves, mixed in with the wood ash dumped in them over the winter ... now to truck home some composted manure, and let them sit until mid May.
 

OldLumberKid

Feeling the Heat
Last fire was last weekend — Saturday before easter I think — and I think that's it for the duration.

Taking the seat heater pad out of the logavan.

Funny how quickly in cars one can go from "heater on" to "t-shirt weather."
(shoot! that beer's gonna get warm in the car)
 

OldLumberKid

Feeling the Heat
I still have 2-3 feet of snow in the ground in my yard. :(
That's just wrong!

But ... it still is ice hockey season, albeit now we begin the playoffs
 

OldLumberKid

Feeling the Heat
Hopefully this was the last time for cleaning the boost baffle, dang that thing was ashed up :mad:

Got to turn over some flower beds, and rotate the composting leaves, mixed in with the wood ash dumped in them over the winter ... now to truck home some composted manure, and let them sit until mid May.
Just curious
How much does wood ash benefit the compost — how much is too much?
 

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,210
Long Island, NY
Just curious
How much does wood ash benefit the compost — how much is too much?
Wood ash is poor womans / mans lime ;)

I usually sprinkle the ash can on top of the show (read dump if the weather is bad / treacherous ... this year most of them went on the ice in the walkways & driveways <dirt driveways> :p ) , let it wash through, rake out as needed. I have a megazillion oak trees, and hence their leaves, which usually end up sitting in the beds over the winter. I figure it's a wash, the oak leaves and the ash negate each other ;)
 
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