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Winter already?

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

  1. Dec 6, 2018
    Mini Horses

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    Well it's supposed to be right at 30 here in AM. NOT liking it. I'm thinking my earlier concerns for a "bad" winter are going to be a reality. Hay dealer says upstate NY many got only ONE cutting, not usual 3. SCARCE. Great, needed that to happen. Certain we will have a big snow this year.....been 8 yrs, we are "due". My minis have a real heavy coat, the goats are looking abnormally haired. We are generally in the low-mid 50 days this time of year, now just trying for low 40s.

    Telling you, it's looking bad.
     
  2. Dec 6, 2018
    sumi

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    We're also holding our breath here for this winter. There was talks of heavy snow already, though it's amazingly mild for this time of the year now, we had two rather cold snaps already, to remind us it's winter. The storms have been warming us up so far though, but a cold storm like the Beast from earlier this year is possible.
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    We got 2 cuttings as usual this year. Don't know why NY would have gotten fewer, odd. Goats have the normal amount of fluff! We shall see, I'd prefer lots of snow to super cold though.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    We're supposed to get up to 8 inches tomorrow through Saturday.... of RAIN! UGH... Hoping we will be on the low end of it - but not convinced. :(
     
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    baymule

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    4-6 inches for us. Supposed to start this afternoon/evening and go through the weekend. We are both sick with the crud. Glad i'm feeling like crap and it is not sunny and beautiful outside.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    We've already got sprinkles...

    @baymule
    So sorry you feel bad. Yes - better to be sick when the weather sucks than when it is pretty out!
     
  8. Dec 7, 2018
    baymule

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    Maybe this will be my one sickness for the winter. I'm generally strapping healthy, but I usually get the crud once or twice a year. I've been to the clinic one time since we've been here, I needed antibiotics. I am not having any fun!
     
  9. Dec 7, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    Hope you can kick it quickly. Vicks on the chest and a heating pad works for me...but you might need antibiotics. Sometimes we gotta give in and get 'em...much better than being sick for any longer than necessary!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Yuck - I don't like being sick at all... I hope you get better real soon.
     
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