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I don't believe it! Snowing in the middle of May!!
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Willy-N    Posted 05-17-2003 at 09:17:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was going to go to town to rent a roto-tiller for the garden and it is now Snowing out?? I mean it is realy coming down too! I have seen it do this in April but not this late in May? Mark H.


Jimbob    Posted 05-19-2003 at 05:55:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not sure where you live, in MI (lower) the last snow flurries was early May.


Old Sarge    Posted 05-17-2003 at 10:33:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think it depends on elevation.

I remember July 4 1975 Wolf Creek Pass Colorado, elevation 10,650 ft.. I had a load of roofing nails out of CFI in Colorado Springs going to LA. Shortest route was US 160 thru Alamosa and Pagosa Springs. Could barely see the road in the snow storm. Made it tho.


toolman    Posted 05-17-2003 at 10:15:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
snowed here in southeastern b.c all day yesterday mark, snowed hard even had slush on the roads , and cold , high winds, supposed to be the weekend to do the garden, below freezing last night again,suns out today but still cold , gonna be a short growing season this year.


Willy-N    Posted 05-17-2003 at 11:02:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
We live at 2,800 ft level and the growing season is to short as it is! This year is realy going to be short. At least we are getting our moisture. We have had allmost 5 inches of rain and that is over twice what we had by Christmas last year. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 05-17-2003 at 11:12:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
we,re at the 3300ft. level and its been raining or snowing most every day since the so called end of winter, snow up in the high country hasn,t even begun to melt yet , when it does warm up it will be hot and bring it down fast, the creeks and river will come up in a hurry, pasture isn,t even growing yet not enough heat, still have to throw the horses some hay, we,ll have frost again by sept.nice thought huh?


Willy-N    Posted 05-17-2003 at 11:19:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I need some Summer befor I can even deal with another Winter. Our grass is just starting to grow. We have mowed the lawn once so far just to clean it up. I haven't got the riding mower out of the barn yet but will soon to clean up the fence lines. Our Lake has come up nice over 5ft since January and it was bone dry. The reeds are just poking up above the water line and a couple of ducks are taking up house keeping. My Island I built is now gone need to build it up another 5-10 ft when the Lake dries up again. Mark H.


Willy-N    Posted 05-17-2003 at 11:18:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I need some Summer befor I can even deal with another Winter. Our grass is just starting to grow. We have mowed the lawn once so far just to clean it up. I haven't got the riding mower out of the barn yet but will soon to clean up the fence lines. Our Lake has come up nice over 5ft since January and it was bone dry. The reeds are just poking up above the water line and a couple of ducks are taking up house keeping. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 05-17-2003 at 12:34:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
i hear you, just thought of having to deal with another winter is a bit much, been looking at buying a snowblade for the chevy , figured i might as well get it sooner than later maybe get a better deal on it this time of year and get eveything on the truck done, before next winter, don,t think they will have any deals just yet. nice to have a pond we have duck s all over some canadian geese , my pond drys up too soon now since they logged off the mountain on that side of the valley, going to go deeper this year when it dries up.we haven,t even had to mow the lawn yet, got the riding mower already to go , im goin to spray either wd40 or pam on the belly i read on tooltalk i think it was they said if you do that you don,t have to clean them as often , ever hear anything like that?


Willy-N    Posted 05-17-2003 at 13:17:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I spray WD-40 on my Snow Blade and Snow Blower it works on them, never did my mower befor. Our grass is real dry when I cut it so it dose not stick to the belly that much. I will give it a shot since it is still clean this year. Have to get it out of the barn and give it a try. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 05-17-2003 at 19:54:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
just came in from cleaning mine all up, cleaned it last fall but took a wire wheel on the drill too it now, then sprayed it down good with wd 40 hope it works hate cleaning it after every cut, but if you don,t it dries then its hard to clean, i think they should be taken off in the fall , cleaned real good and repainted to stop any rust, maybe i,ll try that this fall.


Bob/Ont    Posted 05-18-2003 at 07:03:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
WD40 is good to keep the grass from sticking under the mower deck Toolman. Be careful not to get any on the lazer guiding light though or the mower might go off course Toolman.
Later Bob


toolman    Posted 05-18-2003 at 11:23:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey bob never seen ya , must a snuck while i was out.only thing laser guided around here now is snow , can,t belive what i woke up too, we should of been planting this weekend instead i have to shovel the deck off, maybe i,ll put a roof over that thing this year,lol.


Willy-N    Posted 05-17-2003 at 22:05:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's how I clean mine I drop the cutter bed at the end of the growing season and use it as a get around toy for fun on the place. Not fast but beats walking everywhere. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 05-17-2003 at 22:42:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
haha never thought of that but it would be a good idea maybe i,ll give it a shot.


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