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#1 2015-02-15 14:44:41

Maggiesdad
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brrr....

Alright - y'all can stop with the cold wind now!!! :please:

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#2 2015-02-15 16:32:39

gubi
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Re: brrr....

I second that!  -30 with -40 wind chill here this morning high for the day -21 -31 windchill!


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#3 2015-02-15 18:16:42

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Blame it on PG!!! :chairhide:  LOL   The systems on the map look like it's coming down from northern Alberta and dipping right down to the south.

My Mum woke up to 38F this morning in northern FL.  I still would rather that then -4F for our daytime high, that's NOT including the wind chill. :(

Stay warm everyone and cuddle =D :happycrowd"

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#4 2015-02-16 14:23:36

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Re: brrr....

It definitely starts here...on Saturday we went on an Alberta road trip to pick up our new fold of Highland Cows and drove through the jet stream...from +1 to +4C on the warm side to -15 to -18C on the cold side, all in the space of about 50km!

It was really warm here yesterday 7C, right now it is -11C and snowing like crazy!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#5 2015-02-16 15:43:08

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Re: brrr....

Still -30 this morning.  It has warmed up to -21 now at least the wind and snow have stopped.  We won't get as warm as you PG until Saturday!  -12 to -17 for the high until then!  So how many Highlands did you get?


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#6 2015-02-16 16:22:42

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Wow that is crazy that there was that much temperature difference in 50km!!!!

Oooo West Highland Cattle they were on my wish list when I was younger, LOVE them!!!  I am at the other end of the stick :wise: now.  Would love to see pictures!! :love:

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#7 2015-02-17 01:30:16

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5 registered cows due to calf in April. 3 yellow and 2 red. No bull yet but we have a little time.  no picture into photobucket yet but I will endeavour to get some!

-10ish C all day here and once the snow stopped even at those temps the sun is starting to have some kick to it!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#8 2015-02-17 01:54:56

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Very nice, will look forward to pictures. :thumbsup:

Sunny here today and you could feel the sun if you were out of the wind but high was -16C then had wind chill on top of that :(

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#9 2015-02-17 07:52:30

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Yes , Cold it was , needed gloves .
Clear days gives us  cold , tomorrow it's going to be a high of 18C , It could be a short sleeve afternoon , but still need the refer to keep the stuff frozen ..

I just did the fertilization of one main roof , I need to do the garden shed next , were due for a sprinkle to showers :
http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-17_metric_e.html

:rain:



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#10 2015-02-17 11:37:00

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+18C!!!!  Oh heaven I want to come to BC!! :excited:

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#11 2015-02-17 12:12:53

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Welcome LNSS! BC is home for you? I was told by someone from Vancouver Island that really there was no winter for them this year!

-26C here this morning. It's been like that all winter here, huge temperature swings up and down all over the place!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#12 2015-02-18 03:02:56

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Of course we have had a WINTER !
IT'S cold , needed gloves & my Helly -Hansons with long wool socks .

fertilization of a roof &  didn't get a hook set I see.
Since we live in a PNW rain Forest of BC & WA  , MOSS is on trees , seams of your car , and on roofs .
So each year to combat the growth , I have a drop broadcast / spreader  that I look like im fertilizing my roofs.
Come the light rains the orange based soap kills the green to brown & on a huge downpour we have soap suds foaming all over the place .
Place smells like orange sodas for a bit.

Were saving Eggs now so as soon as we see the jet stream snap to the spring / summer flow and the sun is rising and wakes us thru the bedroom window , then were plugging in the incubator .

We have been on a mission of finding new blood for our line of Euskal Oiloa .
Had a connection  from FL but gent is away till spring (yes it's cold there also) . we will see , last year we hatched quite a few , but mostly ducks .

I'm keeping my eyes set on the new sales of Feggs that normally starts in march end of FEB in Europe or warm places .

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#13 2015-02-21 23:58:32

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Ok today we got at least 18 inches of snow non-stop. It's still coming down. What kind of deal did you Canadians make? :cozy:

I have baby goats that are none too happy about this.

BTW, my EO rooster, who has been our main guy got kicked out of the coop yesterday and has a broken spirit. He is in the spare bathroom because I felt sorry for him. DH keeps bring up soup. :eat:


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#14 2015-02-22 00:51:14

Flat Rock Farm
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Snowed all day here to NP :(

Can't blame the Canadian's this time :no no:, the system came up from the south west :P LOL

Been so bitterly cold this winter am so ready for Spring.  Water line is totally frozen in the barn and now have to bucket water from the house. :(

Oh I hope your EO boy is OK and can go back out to the coop instead of the soup!!

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#15 2015-02-22 05:33:03

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NaturesPace wrote:

Ok today we got at least 18 inches of snow non-stop. It's still coming down. What kind of deal did you Canadians make? :cozy:

The reality is we are in trouble . Our ususal snow pack in the mountains hasn't happened, our ski resorts are having the worst season in years. This is going to affect the water runoff in our rivers which will affect our salmon runs and water tables. Our usually very green PN western BC & Washington will suffer from this come summer and fire dangers will be higher than normal, lakes will be lower which will affect summer activities and use.  We NEED some snow, you guys are hoggin it all. :no no:

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#16 2015-02-22 11:58:45

Flat Rock Farm
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No I think PEI is hoggin it all.  Did anyone see how much snow they got!!  Most had to shovel themselves out of their homes!!

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#17 2015-02-22 14:41:52

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Re: brrr....

I agree FRF! The snow out on the east coast is :Crazy:

We are about normal here for snow. Temperatures have been fairly normal too, maybe a bit on the mild side overall, no -40C days yet this winter!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#18 2015-02-22 15:24:27

Flat Rock Farm
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Well there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel.  This coming week is still be frigid cold and the following week back to "normal" seasonal temperatures, co'mon Spring!:excited:!

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#19 2015-02-22 17:17:43

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http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_31072edit_zpsedfaa1e0.jpg
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_30852edit_zpsaa3ebd83.jpg
We have had more snow this Feb. then we usually get all winter.  Snow bank and end of driveway and we just got cleared out to take our garbage out and a bugger of a grater driver finally decided they needed to clean off the overpass that is next to our driveway, (they didn't do it all winter) and put a 4-5 foot high bank and 8-10 feet wide dump in our driveway and left.:stomp:

We are now at +5 c 42 F or so and to get 20-30mm of rain 10-12 inches!!  :chairhide: We have about 3-4 feet of snow on our roofs, so praying that us and our 29 fluffy butts don't have to pack our bags.

:funny: The last picture is actually two roof that come together.  I saw it the other day and with our winter, storm after storm I thought it fitting to take. :whistle: Lets hope I didn't get Mother Nature any madder at us.  :thumbsup:

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#20 2015-02-22 22:22:31

Flat Rock Farm
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That's a crazy amount of snow!!! 

Wasn't sure if you got hit in your area of NS, but guess you did!!!

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#21 2015-02-23 04:55:34

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Five years or so ago ,we were moving snow for the month. We were given over 5' or 2 meters . Between two snow blowers(kubota & honda) & two roof rakes , that should be my west coast amount to move from now on !!
The local ski mountains missed out because the snow clouds were below them or something .  Im sure glad we did all of that , many a roof caved in when we had our wet coast rain.

I hoping for the best for you folks.
Not trying to tell winter land anything , but when I lived back east in the 50's -60's when removing snow from a roof , you should remove it a bit at a time from each side to keep the weight / load equal  on the house . Say 3 feet up all around then move up to 6 ' all around to clear . It's much safer & less stress / imbalance  on the trusses ..



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#22 2015-02-23 22:19:31

hollowridge
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:thanks: LNSS
We didn't get the amount of rain they called for.  But it was mild and with the melt some barn roofs caved in.  One close by and they lost a prize animal, also one local chicken farm lost 1/2 their roof.  Told there was no birds in there at the time.  :thumbsup:

Now we are in for a cold night and a cold day tomorrow, glad it was mild today as the salt and sand chewed up lots of ice.

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#23 2015-02-25 17:33:14

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Sorry for my prolonged absence. I hope all are staying warm and doing well.:cozy:

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