Farming forum: February, month of the Hunger Moon

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Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
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Kathleen
Feb 1, 2013 7:11 AM CST
We've had about 17 inches of snow since yesterday morning, lovely fluffy blow around stuff. It made the trip to Erie (there was mostly good news and a little hmmm news and some new meds for Stan) interesting. We drove through 10 miles of snow, one 5 mile stretch of white out conditions, 4 miles of snow, 15 miles of almost no snow at all and 4 miles of nasty slick city streets at rush hour on the way in. coming home was pretty much light snow and very little road clearing yet. Where on Wednesday the grass was actually greening up with the temps in the upper 50s, everything is again white with temps in the teens and windchills of -1 or -2. Tomorrow, they will drag some woodchuck out of its nice warm nest and pretend that it can predict the rest of the winter. Poor 'chuck.

Welcome to February!!


we came from here: The thread "January 2013: the year that wasn't supposed to be" in Farming forum

Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Feb 1, 2013 9:53 AM CST
Kathleen, glad to hear it was mostly good news on Stan. Thumbs up

Wow that's a lot of snow in a short period of time! Blinking
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Feb 1, 2013 4:05 PM CST
Cold here. Too cold, as far as I am concerned.
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
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Kathleen
Feb 3, 2013 3:45 PM CST
We got up to 20 today, but it was cold in church. The church is most of the way up a big hill out in the country and the west wind has blown it so hard that it leans a bit to the east. It was built in the 1840s, so has stood up to a lot of wind. When I went out to the car this morning, you couldn't see anything below the parking lot - a lake snow band was making everything but the church and parsonage disappear. Right now, there's a very light snow falling, but it could crank up again anytime.

Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Feb 3, 2013 6:27 PM CST
We had a few flakes this morning, but it went away soon. Well, not ALL the snow went away, just the few flakes. Not many at church today, but we never have much more than 15 anyway.

Glad we don't have any milking jobs in this cwappy cold weather. None scheduled, but I'm sure someone will call wanting us sometime soon.

Tomorrow is our appointment at the Travel clinic to get our immunizations for our Africa trip. It's coming up soon. March 7th.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Feb 3, 2013 7:28 PM CST
Africa? How exciting!

We're having lovely weather: mostly sunny and in the low 70s. I hope it isn't just a tease.
Porkpal
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Feb 3, 2013 9:14 PM CST
Anna, that should be an awesome trip, a friend went last year, he had a great time and he took some wonderful photos.

Porkpal, your weather sure sounds good to me right now, we had a flurry today and it's 30 degrees.
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
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Kathleen
Feb 4, 2013 5:36 AM CST
Stan's out pushing the snow around with the snow blower. He's using it like a back blade because the chain broke yesterday and he won't be able to get the parts until later, after cardio rehab. It looks like we had more than six inches - you can't see anything of the car but a large pile of snow where we parked it yesterday after church. The chance for more snow today is 100%, lovely.

Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Feb 4, 2013 6:54 AM CST
We had more overnight.............looks like I have to shovel the walk AGAIN.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Feb 4, 2013 8:24 AM CST
We might get rain -yea! I am very glad that we so rarely have to deal with snow or ice. I suggest you make some tea and hibernate.
Porkpal
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kathleen
Feb 4, 2013 8:58 AM CST
Porkpal, that was what I had in mind, but I find that I've accidentally cleaned most of the kitchen! Bread set, dishes all washed, table cleared, what was I thinking!?

Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Feb 4, 2013 9:28 AM CST
Over-achiever!
Porkpal
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
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Kathleen
Feb 4, 2013 3:22 PM CST
Hah! if I hadn't been underachieving all weekend, there wouldn't have been so much to do!

Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Feb 4, 2013 4:42 PM CST
Got all our immunizations; we were able to get the typhoid and malaria in oral form, so we can start those just before we leave next month. We will need a hepatitis A&B booster in a month, and a 3rd one in 6 months. Tetanus and yellow fever were the other 2 injections.
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kathleen
Feb 7, 2013 10:50 AM CST
Good Lord, Anna, that's a lot of shots! Are you going anywhere near Namibia? Here's a link to a short video: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130204.html there was also an article in a National Geographic Traveler (date unknown) in a doctors office on flying over Namibia - very barren place. It was odd to run into both so close together. I thought of your trip.

We are either going to get freezing rain, sleet and snow or any combination of the three overnight and into tomorrow, when we need to go to Erie to see the surgeon for Stan's post-op appointment. Yeesh. We've had two partly sunny days in a row, guess asking for three is a little much.

Stan is up doing some repairs for the kids. They were having problems with the barn cleaner and water pump - both pieces of equipment that Stan is expert at fixing. Practice makes perfect. I found Jake's shoes a bit ago. I probably should have taken them to school, but His mother seemed to be of the opinion that a day without them might make him pay attention to things a little better.

Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Feb 7, 2013 1:34 PM CST
Some child went to school with no shoes?
Porkpal
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Feb 7, 2013 3:07 PM CST
Kathleen, we are going to Kenya. 4 weeks from today!!!!!!

Yeah, I'm inclined to agree with the mom that maybe being shoeless for a day amongst one's peers might get one to think a bit before roaring out of the house.
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kathleen
Feb 7, 2013 5:23 PM CST
Snow boots - make for very hot feet by the end of the day. The shoes are in his backpack

Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kathleen
Feb 7, 2013 5:25 PM CST
By the way, Happy Birthday Anna!

Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Feb 7, 2013 5:33 PM CST
Yes, Happy Day! Any exciting celebration?
Porkpal

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