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mrjinx007

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03-03-2014 12:42 AM

This has been one heck of winter so far and I am just about sick of it. Will we complain about the summer heat this year?? Show your winter experience and lets repost them when summer comes; if it does!
We are having 3”-5” of ice currently and there are no ways of getting out since the “city” 14 miles away has run out of salt.

-- earthartandfoods.com


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 01:20 AM

From early winter. My car and pickup are both parked in the snow drift shown. Tired of winter is an understatement.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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firefighterontheside

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 01:43 AM

I will complain about the summer heat. I would prefer about 8 months of winter and 4 months of spring. This is the most snow I have had in MO since 1982. The day before the big snow my son and I used some pallets and a bale of straw to make a fort to get covered in snow. It worked better than I could have imagined.

We got about a foot of snow this day. Getting snow now, though not as much as originally forecast. Not really fun to get a lot of snow while at work anyway. Firetrucks aren’t the best things to have out in the snow.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Jimbo4

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 01:55 AM

I feel for everybody up in the northern tier.

-- *Arachnoleptic Fit*: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidently walked through a spider web.

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distrbd

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 02:09 AM

Yes winter almost always feels too long,and too cold,especially when you know spring is just around the corner but overall the way I look at it,with all the things that could go wrong in my life if all that bothers me is too much snow,I should consider myself a lucky man.

-- Ken from Ontario

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mrjinx007

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 02:18 AM

Monte Pittman,
Where are they??

-- earthartandfoods.com

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BJODay

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#6 posted 03-03-2014 02:20 AM

Cold and snowy in Wisconsin. We had snow on the ground early in the year, before Christmas and it has never melted. Good for sledding, skiing and snowmobiling. I hate cold snow-less winters.

BJ

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 03-03-2014 02:21 AM

I don’t have any pictures….
I’ve been way too busy….
Driving a 1-Ton plow/salter!!!

Here in the “Champlain Valley of Vermont, it’s been many small storms, but no super large ones….
YET!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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mrjinx007

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#8 posted 03-03-2014 02:23 AM

firefighterontheside, OMG…. Where are those logs??

distrbd, so much for me moving to BC; maybe Northern territory is a better place to homestead. I know, it could be worse.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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distrbd

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#9 posted 03-03-2014 03:07 AM

mrjinx,Winter will be over soon,hang in there.Here’s what I see from my window right now:

Here’s the same spot in fall 2012:

-- Ken from Ontario

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firefighterontheside

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#10 posted 03-03-2014 03:17 AM

Mrjinx, this is the best I can do.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Wolfdaddy

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#11 posted 03-03-2014 03:23 AM

We didn’t get much of a winter down here in FL. I’m already complaining about the heat.
I spent a good portion of the weekend here…

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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firefighterontheside

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#12 posted 03-03-2014 03:25 AM

Monte, do I see a wheel by the saw horses?

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#13 posted 03-03-2014 03:25 AM

Snow in Maine. Gotta love it. I guess it just depends on where you were born and got used to growing up. Seems normal to us. I live in a post card.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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bigblockyeti

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#14 posted 03-03-2014 03:42 AM

Here in the rust belt they rarely even run low on salt. With many salt mine workers under lake Erie looking at $60K+ in overtime just for this year, it can’t be bad for everyone. Heck after taxes that’ll get you a new half ton truck that won’t start rusting for at least 2 1/2 maybe 3 years! I remember when you had to know how to drive in the snow instead of piling on the salt and having the pavement broken up at 10x speed over what mother nature alone is capable of.

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mrjinx007

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#15 posted 03-03-2014 05:31 AM

We were supposed to get 1”-3” of ice today. So far I see 5” and still coming down. Probably will be stranded here for a few days; at least. Usually by this time of the year we have the garden plowed and the spinach, kale, radishes, beats and other cold garden vegetables planted. Low tonight 7. I mean I expect that in Min, and other northern states, but not here.
Wolfdaddy, I can smell that sea salt just from the picture. Craftsman on the lake, Maine is beautiful; Almost homesteaded there in the 80’s.
firefighterontheside, hard to believe the havoc this winter has caused for people. Here, if we get 1” of snow or ice all the grocery store’s shelves get empty a few days before the forecast and everything shuts down. Just not used to it; and the hills don’t help either.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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