Farming forum: March, can spring be far?

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Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
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Kathleen
Mar 1, 2014 11:53 AM CST
we came from here: The thread "February: more of the same." in Farming forum

It is above freezing, but there isn't much of a melt going on. Tomorrow it's back to the teens days and single digits night for a bit, but perhaps warmer next week end.

Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 1, 2014 12:36 PM CST
It is cold but sunny. However another big winter storm on it's way here for Sunday and Monday. Grumbling
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Mar 1, 2014 12:49 PM CST
Spring may be here. We've had no serious frosts in weeks, and everything is quite green!
Porkpal
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Mar 1, 2014 10:09 PM CST
Milking/chore job done, and I don't mind telling you I was sure glad when I took that last milker off tonight. LOL
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Mar 2, 2014 7:54 AM CST
Woo-hoo! I don't know how anyone survives dairy farming in cold climates.
Porkpal
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 2, 2014 7:59 AM CST

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Porkpal, we've got freezing temps again on the way. But our pastures are green and I'm letting the cows into the main big pasture this morning.

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Mar 2, 2014 9:51 AM CST
Most of our green in the pastures is still rye and rescue grass, and the freeze should not affect them, but the ash trees are leafing out...
Porkpal
Name: joseph wittenberg
high desert (Zone 8b)
Permaculture Region: California
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grizzlyjoe
Mar 2, 2014 4:52 PM CST
All of our fruit trees have started blossoming, I'm a little worried for a late frost. This has been a really strange winter for us.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Mar 2, 2014 5:02 PM CST
I know, our peach trees have started blossoming as well so if we get a hard frost yet we may have no peaches again this year.
Name: joseph wittenberg
high desert (Zone 8b)
Permaculture Region: California
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grizzlyjoe
Mar 2, 2014 5:13 PM CST
Yeah, it's a bit of a heart breaker. I got so excited to see the peaches and the walnuts starting to bloom, but then I get sad thinking I may lose everything. Last year we had a few days of snow in late April and the temps went well below freezing.
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
Mar 2, 2014 5:26 PM CST
you have my sympathy. a couple of years ago, it got up into the low 80s for a couple of days, and the fruit crop was nearly destroyed. This year, I think we may be safe, it looks like a high of 9 tomorrow.

Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Mar 2, 2014 6:39 PM CST
It was 75 this afternoon; now it is 35 and dropping with a 20mph north wind. Winter is back --- again.
Porkpal
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Mar 3, 2014 7:47 AM CST
Oh, I SO hate this garbage. Nobody will get in the field here till the 4th of July at this rate. Icky-poo! Green Grin!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 8, 2014 3:56 PM CST
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It was nice today and I took Lily out to the front porch for a while. Then she came inside and tore thru the house. Running around for all she is worth.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Mar 9, 2014 7:57 AM CST
We've had a bit of a melt here.................and it's starting to "smell" less winter-y out...........anyone on a farm will know what I am talking about. It can't come soon enough for me.

Changed the clocks...........I LOVE daylight saving time. Probably the only one here that does; most on other groups I'm on are really gritching about it. Green Grin!
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
Mar 9, 2014 8:03 AM CST
I love daylight savings too! I expect it to be dark for morning chores, but I like some light in the evening so that I can see the animals at least once a day.
Porkpal
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
Mar 9, 2014 9:45 AM CST
Hey, I love it too. I did miss my extra hour of sleep but I really like that extra hour of daylight at the end of the evening.
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
Mar 9, 2014 12:57 PM CST
Myths about Daylight Savings Time:
http://blog.aarp.org/2014/03/07/4-myths-about-daylight-savin...

suffice it to say, I DON'T LIKE IT! I am very much attuned to the rhythm of the sun and this throws me off badly every year.

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
Mar 9, 2014 1:47 PM CST
I don't like the change back and forth, but I prefer the daylight distribution afforded by the daylight saving time to the standard time. I too live more by the sun than by the clock but evening sun is more useful to me than an early dawn.
Porkpal
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)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Mar 9, 2014 2:01 PM CST
I am not a morning person. Dawn isn't much in my book. Much more happy with the extra light at the end of the day.

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