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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Jan 9, 2014 8:05 AM CST
Still -16 here this morning. And I got a call yesterday about milking next Tuesday morning and the mornings of the 21st and 22nd. Hmmmm.........need to go check that out as she has done a big herd increase since we milked there last spring. From 70 to 125, and I'd always said that my cut-off was 100. I'm going over there this morning to see how things have changed.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 9, 2014 9:12 AM CST
Well, if you do take the job, hopefully the weather will be warmer for you.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Jan 9, 2014 9:43 AM CST
We're not.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 9, 2014 11:47 AM CST
So 100 really is your cut off! Thumbs up
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Jan 9, 2014 12:11 PM CST
If it was warmer out we'd have probably done it. I don't HAVE to milk cows when it is cold and below zero and snow. And we aren't gonna. Green Grin!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jan 9, 2014 1:04 PM CST
Well said!
Porkpal
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 15, 2014 12:21 PM CST
Soooooo..............everybody froze up???
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 15, 2014 1:49 PM CST
The only thing going on here was lots of service calls and repair bills for the furnace.

Warm again, near 50 which it has been. But it is supposed to get back down to normal temps again soon. As long as we stay away from those record lows we had last week!

Otherwise I am staying mostly indoors and still working on the exercising each day while trying to loose 5 pounds.

Dreaming of spring and all my bulbs blooming and planning my spring veggie garden.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 15, 2014 9:00 PM CST
Slipped on the ice this morning and fell on my butt. LOL
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 15, 2014 9:05 PM CST
I take it you didn't hurt yourself?

The older I get, the more I am afraid of falling, especially on the ice. My mother is 86 and lives on a slight hill. She puts spikes on her boots to go get the mail, but thankfully, my brother gets it for her most of the time.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Jan 15, 2014 9:12 PM CST
It's good practice! But falling on ice makes it even harder to get back up.

We were just discussing how to fall in another thread ...
"Curly Spider Plant lost its curls. :("
http://garden.org/thread/view_...


Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 16, 2014 7:56 AM CST
Nah. Got lots of padding.....................*sigh*.............
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 16, 2014 8:42 AM CST
Hilarious! me too!
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 16, 2014 10:04 AM CST
When we had our last dog, DH was walking him in a hilly wooded area and the path was very icey, DHs feet went out from under him and he hit the back of his head, he had a headache the rest of the day. Next day he decided to walk on the treadmill, next thing I heard "oh no" and a loud crash, I ran down stairs and there he was on the floor and he had knocked over some other stuff as he fell, he had momentarily blacked out, he was conscious but incoherent. It was 911, first responders showed up first, then the ambulance and of to the emergency we went. After x-rays they determined that the day before he had gotten a concussion but no fracture and he probably got a second one when he fell off the treadmill, he had to stay home from work for a week.

So everyone be careful on that ice! nodding
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 16, 2014 11:41 AM CST
Oh Margaret, that sounds terrifying! And yes, everyone be very careful in the ice and snow. That ice is terribly bad for sure.
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Jan 16, 2014 12:07 PM CST
Margaret - I misread your post and was thinking the dog had fallen, had a headache (how would you know), and was on the treadmill (wow, some pooch). Totally mystified me until I figured out it was your husband. Glad he is now OK, but I did get a chuckle out of my mental pictures. Yes, everyone take extra caution around ice, landing on one's tailbone is never good.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 16, 2014 12:30 PM CST
Oh no, Margaret! You just never know with bumps to the head.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 16, 2014 1:10 PM CST
Deb, I did an edit so it makes it clear who fell. :lol:
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Jan 16, 2014 1:13 PM CST
Hey, some of my daffs are just starting to pop up that means spring must be on its way! Mid January and I see February Gold daffs that I put in last fall coming thru the ground and I see Early Sensations that have been here afew years about an inch up in the front garden. Also some types of crocus are just pushing thru the ground. That means I can really look forward to spring.
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Deer Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
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Bonehead
Jan 16, 2014 2:26 PM CST
I haven't seen any daffs poking out yet, but my daylillies are sprouting new growth as well as lots of other perennials. Course I haven't winter-cleaned where my daffs are so perhaps they are also coming alive. Yahoo.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.

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