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IS IT SPRING YET!

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Welll kids we got us some kind of snow storm!!!!

I put on knee high boots to put bird seed out...I sank in the snow PAST the knees. We have over 20 inches. It is still snowing and blowing.From I hear another one is headed here for the 24th.

Deb

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Please wake me when it is!

You might have to yell as I am deaf from my ears being plugged from a head cold, but please wake me when it is spring!,,,I'll be hibernating under the Christmas tree!

YB
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we got 4 inch's

Poor Deb, not use to all that frozen sunshine ;)

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Hello out there to all you

Hello out there to all you snow lovers !! We had over 20" of snow where I live in SE PA too. I am so excited because about the past 5 winters we have really been snow deprived, but this year I hope will make up for it. Many months yet before spring gets here - YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RE: Many months yet before spring gets here

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Saturday was one of the Ember Days, which are predictors for coming months, and Saturday was for March ...

Need I say more?

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YEah... what does that mean?

YEah... what does that mean? DOes that mean that we're going to have MORE of this

deb

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It Means ...

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It means that the entire month of March will be just like that one day ...

s - n - o - w - y

For us in northwest NJ, that means the first 10 days will be moderate and cloudy, then mid and last part of the month will have snow.

Since Winter took it's time getting here, it's not a surprise that it will last longer.

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I've got snow!

It is snowing here again too!=) I'm glad I don't have to travel anywhere today, it's very slick!:( We got a storm that started out with freezing drizzle and snow followed, and it is still snowing!

I finally got the Christmas tree up this morning, but only know where 1 or 2 ornaments are!

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I woke up yesterday to,,,

I woke up yesterday to -10 but was glad that the cold front didn't last near as long as it was forecast-ed to!:D Nice and sunny today!=) What a beautiful Christmas day we had here!;)

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How is your weather today

How is your weather today Larry?
We got ran today... the ground is already soooo saturated from all the snow. We have ponds all over from the melted snow and rain. The creek is running hiigh and fast!

Deb

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RE: How is,,,,

It's been getting cold over night, but up around 30 during the daytime.

Glad to hear your creek is doing so well!

It's been a cold winter here compared to recent years, we haven't gotten much snow yet, but most of what we have gotten hasn't melted yet.

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Sure feels like,,,

Sure feels like spring around here! 47 yesterday, 40 today! The snow finally melted enough to get a few rocks picked today!

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There's Hope Yet

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East coast locked in storms and the wind raged between 20 and 30 mph SOLID for 36 hours, what a howl!!

Wow Larry, you stay loose and fast when the weather changes. Whatcha doin' with all the rocks?

In a couple of spots where I've hiked the Appalachian Trail, out in the middle of the woods are low stone walls for property markers ... gets me wondering who lived there once ...

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RE: Whatcha doin' with,,,

I'm making low stone walls as a short snow fence.

I got a few more rocks today, but now it looks like more snow is on the way! I want to get more rocks picked, but more moisture is even better!:D

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Larry's Wall

Larry if you have enough stones why no build a dry stone wall. If you start with 2 lines of stones an infill with small stones and so on. That is how they build the walls in wales to keep sheep in. The walls will last for eons.I have an article that will give detailed instructions if you would like it.
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RE: Larry's wall

Thanks Colin!

My stones are mostly round river rocks, and I would like to eventually mortar them together, I already have a book on building with stone,,,,somewhere!

But for now, my river rocks are covered with a blanket of snow and are safe from being abducted by me!:)

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You folks got any heat to spare?

Help, it's bloody cold over here. We have been snowed in since Monday and today (Thursday) have been told to expect 12-25 ins tommorow on top of what we already have. Apparently it's coming from Russia, so kind of them. Parts of UK will get -4F but we won't get that only 14F plus windchill. Guess I'll just have to stay in till spring comes.
Sussexman

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COlin, You sure Spring is

COlin,
You sure Spring is coming back???? I'm not!
IKeep heraing about that great tunnel of yours that keeps breaking down.. first between You and FRance now Brussels and the UK... what's going on my friend?

STay warm and snug!!!!

Blssings,
Deb

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Since you like,,,

Since you like the cold coming after you Colin, I'm sending you mine right now!;) -27F here this morning!:D

YB
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brrrrr,

Lowest it ever got here that I can remember was -20F

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:)

Yah, but it is going to be 40 again by tomorrow! (I hope!) I love the cold, but it take so much fire wood and running of the furnace!

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It's mighty cold down here!

I thought they said I lived in the "Deep South"! Shoot, it's been in the teens every night for over a week! A friend who has lived here all his life says he doesn't ever remember a winter this cold! Even had a few tiny little flurries last night!

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its coming

there are only 9 weeks left till daylight savings time switches again!!!!!! hip hip hooray. so that means that the spring will be here soon.I planted 2 tulip bulbs in a small pot and placed in kitchen window. i figure by the time they bloom it will be spring. it keeps me going to see the growth of them they are already almost one inch above the soil.and its only been a week.

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Green grass,

My extra Rye Lawn grass seed I put out the fall before last has been coming up more this last fall and this winter, it was still green last time the snow was melted enough to see it,,,even though we had had several days of -20F shortly prior to that. I am waiting now to see if it will still be green after we had near -30F. I am hoping the grass will fill in good since it grows green in the middle of a cold Montana winter!,,,Also the deer love it since it is nice and tender fresh greens while all else is dead or at least dormant and brittle!,,,Not to mention how neat it would be to have a nice green lawn out there all winter!

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I have started to notice that

I have started to notice that thedays are starting to be longer.. even if its only a smidge.. it gives me hope!

deb

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oh yeah

they are indeed. plus when i went to k-marts yesterday i noticed the seeds are out, and they were setting up the garden center. Its coming, spring is on its way!!!!!!!!!!!!;)

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RE: Only a smidge,,,,

Well, those smidges can really ad up faster than we notice, and will get to be a smidge bigger of smidges day by day!

Kathy, I hope to see seeds out in my area soon but know it's much too early around here! Last year a place that carries lots of varieties of seeds had the same brand of seed as what I saw in a catalog a variety of early maturing tomato I want to try so very badly, but don't want to pay shipping on one packet of seed! Wish me luck at getting some!;)

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SEEDS

good luck Larry,i think thats why i dont order from the catalogs, would cost me more than just buying at store

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38 on friday

oh boy gonna break out my shorts and tank just for fun

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shut your eyes and dream

Last Wednesday i went up to Mum's grave and scraped the snow away from off the top of some primroses I planted before it snowed. Okay the old flowers were dead but there were lots of flower buds. So I dead headed them and built a wall of snow round them. Went up there today and they are in flower. It really warmed the old cockles of my heart I can tell you.
So under all that snow nature is waiting for spring to burst into action. Don't get downhearted, the sun always rises no matter how black the night seems.
Sussexman

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January Thaw

Colin,

How wonderful that the primroses flowered, nice of you to take the time.

I've been less down-hearted with the "smidges" of sun returning ... gaining just 20 minutes since the solstice makes a difference.

I used to be a nightowl (up until 2a-4a), but got tired of "night aethers" and feel much better now that I get up with the sun.

When my folks lived in the mountains of Pennsylvania, they had Trailing Arbutus in the yard and it was a nice gift to go out in the snow and uncover them all fresh like it was Spring!

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Optimistic radio forecast!

An optimistic view of the weather forecast is that there prediction of spring being here, meaning no more bitter cold weather, is backed up by both how green the grass is and by the fact the house finches are back!

The house finches seem to leave for the last month of winter only, and the wild grasses are green enough to say they think it is spring, and it is hard to fool those wild grasses!

On the other hand, as my mom pointed out to me, this may mean we will have a bad fire season this year, but hopefully we will have a wet enough of a year to prevent that!

I'm glad to here others are doing well with their weather now too!

As for it being spring around here, it is several months early for that, but would make up for the delayed springs and skipped springs around here recent years!

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