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deadcarp    Posted 10-27-2003 at 16:44:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
took a rare afternoon nap and the season's first snow sneaked up on me! couple inches don't cover much but it's a start :)

Juliana    Posted 10-27-2003 at 19:03:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where are you? Do you get early snow all the time? I'm waiting for my first snow after 25 yrs!

deadcarp    Posted 10-28-2003 at 03:11:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
we're in central mn on a strip of land between a river and a lake - yeah october's about right for the first snow - figure by mid-november deer season's over, woodpile is heaped and the first fush-houses are set out on the ice. or should be. we've had 2 real dry winters so we're due. (note the grass in the background of these pictures.)
25 years huh? where did you move back to? :)

~Lenore....Question?    Posted 10-28-2003 at 06:44:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
What kind of shoes do you folks wear when walking on an iced over lake?
Do you have threads, cleats. ice chains on them?
Being a suthern girl myself I just cant imagine doing that!
...but like the saying goes, "what ever floats your boat".

deadcarp-shoes?    Posted 10-28-2003 at 13:01:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well lenore, most people wear something with rubber soles for traction, a few of us stiffer folks strap ice cleats under them, most just walk slowly. Good idea to wear overshoes though, mostly for the inevitible flooding during the drawing. See, people like to be there when they give away the big prize, and they don't all realize that's the real test for the ice. Figure you have say 500 people averaging maybe 150 pounds, so you'd have some 75000 pounds concentrated around some freshly-drilled holes - i don't care how thick the ice is, something's gotta give - and it does - by the time the first person yells "Oh dear" feets can get wet in a hurry - adds to the adventure! cmon up and join us :)

~Lenore    Posted 10-29-2003 at 07:20:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh my goodness, my nose and toes and fingers are cold just thinking of it!
Thanks for the kind invitation;
but I will let you hardy folks enjoy the adventure.
I will just pour myself a cup of hot coca and warm my hands on it.
I will just satisfy my curiosity by reading of all yawl's adventures.

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