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Yankee Blue Neck
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Casey    Posted 02-10-2004 at 11:59:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Reading that referance to us polar bears up here from those hot house plants down there reminded me about an incident that happened back about 1975. I was on my way to work in the middle of an Alberta clipper that had stomped in like a herd of polar bears, it had already heaped about 18 inches of snow and with 60 MPH winds had the banks climbing up to the wires.
I came upon two young guys in a truck loaded with chickens in open cages. They had only shirts on and had just came up from way down south to get this load of chickens and had got stranded by the storm. They were totaly unprepared for what they had found. They had spent the night in a small store that had let them in for the night and left their truck stuck right in the middle of the main road. They were still thawing out and their necks were blue. They loudly proclaimed that they would never cross the Mason-Dixon line again. The rest of the time they were trying to figure out how they were going to pay for the 10,000 chickens that had frozen to death. One suggested that maybe the meat wouldn't spoil before they got it home.
Up here the idea is to prevent your neck and your chickens from turning blue. That the trick up here.


Gary    Posted 02-10-2004 at 13:20:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
That kind of weather situation is exactly why I will spend the remainder of my days in the humid WARM State of Louisiana. Yall can have the snow, I'll take the heat, humidity any day.


Casey    Posted 02-10-2004 at 20:27:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
To each his own, I like the winters up here and really hate that humidity down there. I also hate all the bugs, parasites and other critters that can't survive the below zero weather up here.
The first cockroach I ever saw was in a Florida building and we don't have critters eating the buildings either. Very few snakes and spiders also. Just a few tough ones.


Gary    Posted 02-11-2004 at 05:47:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's not all that bad, the bugs dont eat much...


toolman    Posted 02-10-2004 at 13:08:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup stay in and turn up the heat and wait it out,let the fools play in the cold lol.


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