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Well i guess it finally had to happen
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ger    Posted 12-10-2002 at 10:35:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
its snowing heavily usually we get it by halloween at the earliest an alway by rememberance day nov 11 but this year dec10 our first snowfall we should of had 6 ft. by now so i guess we can,t complain an the winter is 6 weeks shorter but it was sure nice while it lasted, now i gotta make reservations to go visit patria till the end of april or maybe maggie an lynch down in texas lol , later ger


Maggie/TX    Posted 12-10-2002 at 17:38:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, come on down. We've got a guest room now that dear daughter is off in her own apartment at college...that is if you don't mind pink lacy curtains. LOL!


ger    Posted 12-10-2002 at 18:11:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
i just may take ya up on that if it keeps snowin here , an pink is fine with me long as theres no cold old snow ta mess with lol


cowgirlj    Posted 12-10-2002 at 16:38:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
My deepest sympathy ger!

I was driving with the windows rolled down and my shades on today. Heehee
J


ger / sure    Posted 12-10-2002 at 16:50:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
rub it in lol , how long a drive was it to where your at now , bet it was a nice trip though , wish ya all the best there , while im ploughing snow for the next three months lol, later ger


Gary, Mt. Hermon, La.    Posted 12-10-2002 at 12:17:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I haven't seen snow ( I mean feet of snow) since I left Boston, Mass. in 1975. We sometimes get a few flurries, but very very rarely enough to fully cover the ground for more than a few hours before it melts away so fast. I tell you though, sometimes I miss the natural beauty of the undisturbed woodlands after a new layer of snowfall. After I retire, I'll want to see that again, preferably somewhere in the northwest in zome small obscure farming community.


ger    Posted 12-10-2002 at 12:54:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup the first one is pretty gary but , we get an average of 29 feet here all in usually the last 6 weeks of the old year an the first 6 weeks of the new one , lot of ploughing everyday almost gets tireing after a bit, it,s never 29 feet deep but usually 5 to 6 ft, makes going anywhere of a ploughed trail pretty hard although the last few winters i don,t think it has been as bad the ski hill people keep saying it still is 29 ft. but there are just trying to draw the tourists a couple years ago it was so bad up there they were hitting rocks brush etc, hospital emer. was full of aussies lol , but they,re tough bunch and didn,t seem to mind , an yes the pacific northwest is a beautiful part of your country its just 50 miles from me, later ger


Gary, Mt. Hermon, La    Posted 12-10-2002 at 13:08:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
How do you get your tractor started in such a cold climate? Do you keep it indoors, connected to an electric manifold heater? I know even here where a very cold morning is 15-25 degrees my old Ford 4000 is slow to start, the glow plug helps some but it's still slow.


ger    Posted 12-10-2002 at 14:00:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
gary if it gets down around 0 to -10 i don,t try to start it , its an old tractor an i worry about taking out the pump etc. normally though it doesn,t get all the cold here i think thats why we get so much snow we get alot of moisture of the pacific ocean we,re inland about 600 miles so by the time it gets here its cooler an falls as snow where on the coast its usually rain the tractor usually starts fine if its 0 or above we get some really cold weather but if you added it all up it only amounts to between 2 weeks an a month


Nathan(GA)    Posted 12-10-2002 at 11:55:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
No snow here. It's rare as hens teeth down here! Barely any rain. But, we got a cold wind.


ger    Posted 12-10-2002 at 11:58:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
i,ll trade ya for the next few months if you want lol , talking to an old timer yesterday he,s in his 90,s told me was like this back in 33 all we got was one snowfall then 2.5 ft. he said well i can only hope cause the way it,s comming down now i,ll have thatin the next couple hours


Nathan(GA)    Posted 12-10-2002 at 12:07:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
My kids would love it! It's pretty for a few hours. These folks here can barely drive on dry pavement, much less snow. I don't want to trade, but you're welcome to come visit. I could ship the kids up there for winter break, then you could bring 'em back down here.


ger    Posted 12-10-2002 at 12:56:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds like a good deal to me i,ll check with the wife an see if she can plough herself out for a few months an i,ll let ya know lol . later ger


Ron/PA    Posted 12-10-2002 at 10:50:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well Ger, according to my schedule, about an hour before dark, or about the time you get a foot of snow on the ground you can go out and put the chains on the tractor, and hook up the snow plow!
After that, you might want to look around for the wife's snow shovel!
Good luck, and keep warm
Ron


ger    Posted 12-10-2002 at 11:02:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
had the chains on for 2 months now loader is always on an had her SHOVELS already in place along with her car plug in with any luck i shouldn,t be needed till spring just in time to start the new list


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