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Winter already?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CrealCritter, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. Oct 16, 2018
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    40 cold degrees outside right now. Forcast to hit a low of 38 overnight.
    Weather is tellng me winter is right around the corner but I am so not ready for winter already.
     
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  2. Oct 16, 2018
    tortoise

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    similar here. early winter? grass is green, but we've had snow twice already. Not usual to see snow before Halloween.
     
  3. Oct 16, 2018
    Hinotori

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    We've hit 29° a few times the last couple weeks. Pretty normal for us when there isn't cloud cover keeping up warmer.
     
  4. Oct 16, 2018
    sumi

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    We dipped to around freezing a time or two, but our daytime temperatures are still lovely and mild. I did see something on my Google newsfeed on my phone this morning about "Ireland may see snow before end October" o_O Closer inspection of that craziness said the tallest mountains in the most northern counties only, but still, whoa with the snow, people!
     
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  5. Oct 19, 2018
    Beekissed

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    * 28 here this morning and a crunchy frost on the grass....this should kill most of what's left in the garden and flower beds. Fall is officially here!!!!! :weee :ya :celebrate

    @CrealCritter , we are not ready here either...I think this is the latest we've ever left our wood getting. Most of what we have cut up right now is from green trees that uprooted this spring and summer~have a hoop shed half full of that and another mountain yet to be moved and stacked, so not much dry wood cut and split. We have a couple three cords of dry in the shed still but need MUCH more to fill out our wood needs for the winter. We usually have the shed full to the door and several cords on the porch by now.

    Hey...you'll be pleased to see my new splitting ax, which splits wood like a dream, though it's only 4 lb. We have a big maul here but it's just too heavy for me to split for very long with it, so I got myself a lady tool. :D

    It requires minimal effort to split the wood with this thing, but I haven't used it on any really tough, twisted grain wood yet, so we'll see if it can manage it. Anyhoo, it's my new gym equipment. I think it's made by the Ames company, bought it at Lowe's.

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    Mini Horses

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    We were low 50 last night, 61 right now and should go up another 5 or so degrees. mid to low 40s said to be for rest of week with mid-hi 60 days. close to average here.

    NOT wanting winter yet. NOT!!! Would love current temps to hang around for another 6 months -- then right into Spring :D I could deal with that.
     
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  7. Oct 19, 2018
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    Me too! I did see a National Weather Service prediction that this winter will be warmer and wetter than usual across the US.... I'm gonna withhold agreement with that one until it's proven!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Looks like a nice splitting ax you got there. So do you heat with a water stove?
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Weather guessers at their finest :) heck here in southern IL they can't even guess the weather correctly 2 hours in advance. You'll look at the forcast sunny and clear yet you see a storm off in the horizon :( my confidence level with the weather guessers is pretty much zero.
     
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    Beekissed

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    Water stove? I think I've heard of them but have never seen one. No, we heat with a barrel stove. Mom JUST replaced the barrel last week and got it all back together in time to greet the cold nights.

    This barrel stove hit is the same one we purchased back in '78 when we went off grid and started homesteading. The company either went out of business or no longer made it after the 70s but it's by far the best barrel stove kit available, fitting just as tightly now as it did then. The legs are taller than the other barrel stove kit available also, which is why we love it so much.

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    Here's a better pic of that splitting ax....

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