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John in Mich    Posted 03-23-2018 at 13:57:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Very cold for this late in March in lower Michigan. Highs only in low 40s and lows in the mid 20s, but I'll take that over the snow on the east coast.
    It is also very dry. We may get some rain and warmer temperatures next week.
    Looking at my yard today it needed to be rolled. This is the earliest that I have ever rolled the yard.
    I got the Jubilee out and hooked up the roller. My roller is a 4' wide, 3' high cast iron tail pulley, taken from a conveyor, that a friend had built and I had convinced him to sell it to me 2 years ago.
    Seat time is seat time. The sun in my face, the wind at my back (sometimes), a warm beverage when I got done and a speghatti dinner for tonight. Maybe even a glass of Johnny Walker later. Wahoo! Ride, ride, ride.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 03-24-2018 at 15:54:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • balmy 72 at my place. I just stay indoors when it gets cold LOL

    John in Mich    Posted 03-24-2018 at 17:27:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yeah, Dan. I've been doing more of that. It used to be anything above 45* was shirtsleeve weather. Now stay in the house and wear a sweater until it is at least sunny and 50*. I always wondered why seniors acted like it was cold. Now I know.

    Larry    Posted 03-24-2018 at 15:36:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Trust me John, if I had a place large enough to house everyone for a while, I'd invite all of you fellows down here to enjoy this warm 70 & 80 degree sunshine and blue sky weather we're now experiencing in southeast Texas - though we did have a much colder and wetter'n usual winter here, that's now gone and I truly wish all of you could be here to get away from what must be the miserable cold up north!

    John in Mich    Posted 03-24-2018 at 17:23:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thanks, Larry. Sounds great. We were in Texas in early February. Wet and cool. We usually visit later in the month but had some scheduling conflict. And, in the past, when we got home, weather was usually breaking better here. Global warming, uh, climate change, you know.

    Dave Smith    Posted 03-23-2018 at 17:01:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • On the level we have at least a foot of hard packed snow. Snowmobiles are
    still running. Lots of BIG snow piles and drifts all over. The temps have only been in the mid 30s during the day and in the 20s or teens at night. Wednesday the temps are supposed to get up to the high 40s with rain. The sunshine we have been getting seems only to be packing the snow tighter. If we do get the warm rain, the people in the
    valleys will need boats
    I have had to blow the driveway clear 24 times this season. Thank heaven for the
    climate controlled cab.
    Dave <*)))><

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 03-24-2018 at 07:12:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Wish we could take some of that off of your hands! I've had the snow blower out one time this season and almost could have used it one other. Never did get it out last year!

    A good share of Iowa is in drought conditions and SE Iowa is severe! (my farm)

    Attempted to burn some CRP ground. Firebreaks are useless! Dry was tinder and acted same way. After fighting about 2 acres put it out and went for a dark one. Wait until the firebreak greens if it ever does.

    Hot weather will be here all too soon!


    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 03-23-2018 at 14:30:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Most of the snow has melted around here in Hooterville, but, remember John, it is only March and it is Michigan! I've learned to never put the snow shovel/blower away until Memorial Day. I recall one year when it was 70 on Christmas Day and it snowed on Easter Sunday! One year in the early 70's we were in Calumet, MI visiting grandma Daley and watching the Fourth of July parade in town on a cold, rainy, day and it began to rain, then turned to snow but nothing stuck for long. Really.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    John in Mich    Posted 03-23-2018 at 15:18:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yes. I've lived all my life in Michgian. The snow blower is still in the garage, not the barn. My snowplow contractor is just 3 houses away. He takes care of the road maintenance/owners association. I just sent the receipt for Feb. to the 4 other owners with a reminder that, "it ani't over, yet". We have had only one day needing to be plowed so far this month. Saint Patrick's Day has caught me several times, once trying to go to Marquette and once trying to drive to Disney World. Who said, "beware the ides of March"?
    However, as an old (former) farmer, you make hay when the sun shines. And on clay, closely watch soil moisture content to be able to do the job. Too wet, ruts. Too dry, waste of time to roll. AND, I needed to get out.

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