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Osage

Burning Hunk
Nov 3, 2011
209
kansas
BG
Funny you bring up having to mow. Just spoke with my son two nights ago who lives in Bellingham, he told me the same thing, that he was going to have to mow.
 

Warm_in_NH

Minister of Fire
Dec 17, 2013
1,193
central NH or N.E. CT.
I planted about 80 bulbs in the fall. I'll post the pics in August if they don't rot in the ground before the snow melts.
 

TX-L

Burning Hunk
Sep 1, 2010
243
Tug Hill State Forest, NY
When this month ends, we will have had 20 days in Feb with a below 0::F reading, there have already been 16 days below zero as of yesterday, with four more days forecast through Sunday to be below zero for a low temperature.

The municipal water lines are freezing/breaking in random spots in the city of Watertown; the city manager stated the frost is 5 feet deep right now.

I rode 155 glorious snowmobile miles yesterday, +4::F with wind at our 10 AM departure, but it was sunny and great! Went to the Hideaway, and GASP: the fire was not going in the bar dining room!! WTF? And it was a little cool in there, too, only in the 60's. But I did have Poutine for lunch, so that balanced out the lack of fire!

Oh, and I don't really like mowing the lawn very much at all.
 
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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
78,714
South Puget Sound, WA
When this month ends, we will have had 20 days in Feb with a below 0::F reading, there have already been 16 days below zero as of yesterday, with four more days forecast through Sunday to be below zero for a low temperature.

The municipal water lines are freezing/breaking in random spots in the city of Watertown; the city manager stated the frost is 5 feet deep right now.

I rode 155 glorious snowmobile miles yesterday, +4::F with wind at our 10 AM departure, but it was sunny and great! Went to the Hideaway, and GASP: the fire was not going in the bar dining room!! WTF? And it was a little cool in there, too, only in the 60's. But I did have Poutine for lunch, so that balanced out the lack of fire!

Oh, and I don't really like mowing the lawn very much at all.
You should move to Alaska... to warm up.
 
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firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
18,909
Unity/Bangor, Maine
You should move to Alaska... to warm up.
No kidding . . . I've been looking at pics up there from the Iron Dog Race . . . all I can say is that it looks like they would have been better off racing ATVs and jet skis on the terrain there right now than snowmobiles. Lots of dirt, snirt and water . . .
 

jatoxico

Minister of Fire
Aug 8, 2011
4,067
Long Island NY
No kidding . . . I've been looking at pics up there from the Iron Dog Race . . . all I can say is that it looks like they would have been better off racing ATVs and jet skis on the terrain there right now than snowmobiles. Lots of dirt, snirt and water . . .
Learned a new term ;lol.
 

firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
18,909
Unity/Bangor, Maine
Learned a new term ;lol.
Snirt = a combination of snow and dirt, typically seen when riding the snowmobile in March when the spring thaw has started
 

BrotherBart

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Here we have snice. Four inches of snow, covered with eight inches of snow packed down to four inches of snice by all night sleet.
 
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jatoxico

Minister of Fire
Aug 8, 2011
4,067
Long Island NY
A few years ago we had an 8" or so snowfall followed by a short but steady rain. Overnight temps plummeted, real cold. Next few days I drove my 98 Pathfinder around my back yard and never broke through.
 

blacktail

Minister of Fire
Sep 18, 2011
1,309
Western WA
I mowed on Monday. A week before that I got the garden ready. I know it'll freeze again if I plant anything, so I'm holding back on that.
 

TX-L

Burning Hunk
Sep 1, 2010
243
Tug Hill State Forest, NY
Snirt = a combination of snow and dirt, typically seen when riding the snowmobile in March when the spring thaw has started
The "Snirt Run" is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the local snowmobile club. It's an ATV poker run in April -- most recent years have been almost all snow.

Grand prize each year is a Can-Am ATV!
 
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Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,203
Long Island, NY
I'd settle for not "Slip Sliding Away" in my mud ruckers walking the Murph, at this point.


 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
78,714
South Puget Sound, WA
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BobUrban

Minister of Fire
Jul 24, 2010
1,933
Central Michigan
BG - We had a winter like that in 2010 I believe. strangest darn thing - really almost no winter tall and I started mowing in February and never stopped until the following fall. Warm winters do wonders for the 3+yr plan.

Of course they are offset by a winter like we had last year with 60 days in a row with below zero low temps and record snowfall - kind of reeks havoc on the 3yr plan.
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
78,714
South Puget Sound, WA
BG - We had a winter like that in 2010 I believe. strangest darn thing - really almost no winter tall and I started mowing in February and never stopped until the following fall. Warm winters do wonders for the 3+yr plan.

Of course they are offset by a winter like we had last year with 60 days in a row with below zero low temps and record snowfall - kind of reeks havoc on the 3yr plan.
Oh yeah, I am enjoying this one with full knowledge that the tide can turn on us. It was only awhile back that I spent 24 hrs in SeaTac airport due to 3 back to back snowstorms. In the meantime I just planted broccoli outdoors and will be transplanting cucumber and tomato starts in the greenhouse. I am ready for spring. I hope things warm up very soon back east too. Time for winter to move on.
 

rwilly

Member
Dec 13, 2013
86
seattle
Ha!
I mowed my lawn today too. I keep the fire going on weekends, if it gets too hot I just open the front door for awhile.
I like to burn. It still gets cool at night.

The paper said this might be how winters are going to be in this region from here on out. I could get used to that.
 

Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
14,941
Philadelphia
Right now, I'm trying to plan my morning, so I can get to work at a reasonable time. I'll be up and out at 6am, moving the 6 inches of white stuff we got this afternoon / evening, and the half inch of ice we're expected to receive overnight. Another two weeks, and I'll be itching to get mulch and fertilizer down, but alas... the lawn is going to be too soggy for tractors this spring!

Here we have snice. Four inches of snow, covered with eight inches of snow packed down to four inches of snice by all night sleet.
Yeah... what he said.
 

Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
14,941
Philadelphia
Our next few days... more of Bart's "snice". I feel bad for Boston.

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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
78,714
South Puget Sound, WA
The sun is getting stronger and warmer. It won't be long now. Planted some broccoli and parsley outside. Plum trees are in full bloom. Lilacs have big fat buds, early daffodils are starting to fade.