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  1. unclemoustache

    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    We're getting lots of lovely snow here in the St. Louis area. About 4-5 inches so far. Nice! First decent snow we've had in a couple years now. Going to take the kids sledding tomorrow. Silly - it's so stinkin' flat around here I need to drive 20 minutes or so to get to a place to sled.

    Ahh, I miss the good ol' days back in Montana where we had plenty of snow and plenty of hills.
    Oh well. At least I get to do lots of shoveling in the morning. Pics to come later.
     
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  2. 1Alpha1

    1Alpha1 100% USDA certified abnormality-free.

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    Depends on who's looking for me.....and why.
    I went for a m/c ride today. Weather was fantastic. I got in 175 miles. :happy:
     
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    No mc rides . Went swimming on NYD .
     
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  4. yooper

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    IMG_1337.JPG Low on snow here.
     
  5. unclemoustache

    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    None of these pics are mine, but they are from my town.
    I just finished shoveling my walkways and my in-laws huge driveway. I'm too tired to get out there and take pics now.


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  6. farmer steve

    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    i googled Unk takes the kids sledding. :surprised3:
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  7. 1Alpha1

    1Alpha1 100% USDA certified abnormality-free.

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    Depends on who's looking for me.....and why.
    I'm thinking maybe some of his kids were sick and in the house. Just doesn't look like enough to me. :confused:
     
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    catbuster Catskinner. And buster.

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    I hate snow.
     

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  9. Ryan A

    Ryan A ArboristSite Operative

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    What’s everyone like for salt? Standard issue rock salt or some of the other newer blends?

    Reffering to my side job post in this sub-forum, thinking about a pallet and then selling/delivering individual 50lb bags.
     
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    I really don’t like to use much salt as it gets tracked everywhere. Unfortunately, ice storms are all to frequent here on the coast and you sometimes need to get out the salt. The town leaves barrels of it on the sides of some road ways and you can go help yourself. It is just rock salt with occasionally a little sand mixed in. If you want a product that performs better, you can purchase a salt blend. Blue lightning is pretty common around here, comes in a 50lbs box or bag and works really well. It also has a slight blue tint so you can see where you have already spread some down. Might be what you are looking for.


    http://rocksaltandicecontrolhq.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/SDS-Safety-Data-Sheet-Blue-Lightning-Ice-Melter-Manufactured-by-The-Kissner-Group.pdf
     
  11. 1Alpha1

    1Alpha1 100% USDA certified abnormality-free.

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    Winter storm? :confused:

    I'm planning a m/c ride this coming Saturday. Clear blue skies, no wind, and about 70 or so out. :dancing:
     
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    Flint Mitch ArboristSite Operative

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    Spent all day in the same mobile home park thawing water lines and replacing frozen drain lines. It's only gonna get worse [​IMG]

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  13. unclemoustache

    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    We're supposed to get down to 6 degrees tomorrow.

    And they closed the schools!!! Sheesh.

    Back in my day, I went to basketball tryouts when it was 30 below.

    Buncha wimps.
     
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    I know this ain't cold for the guys up North, but tomorrow morning it is supposed to be -16°F with windchill in the -50°F range. We are supposed to break the all time low "high" temp tomorrow, AND the all time low temp too. Predicted high is =10 to -12°F and low is supposed to be -22 to -25°F depending on who you listen to. At 1-:30 CST it was -7.2°F and still dropping from a high today of 9°F. And this weekend is supposed to be in the low to mid 40's and rain.
     
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    - 29 here this morning, my s10 wouldn't start, Wife's Masda cx5 & my honda atv both fired up. I went out to the mailbox yesterday, it was 17 below with a 30 mph wind, it was just brutal!
    When I was younger I would go out and hunt & trap in this stuff, not no more!
     
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    Agreed old guy...we have gotten about 10" in the last two days, very cold and wind howling. Lowest I've seen this week is 11 below this morning w/ 20mph winds. Was a bit brisk filling the OWB this morning. Fortunately, everything started albeit my 2010 flex turned a bit slow.
     
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  17. trains

    trains Firewood hack

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    Not to hijack this thread, but if your feeling the cold, maybe this will warm you up a bit, we had our hottest day on recent records here in South Aus last week with 47c in the city, and 45C up here, thats 116f and 113f.
    its hot and dry, not had any real rain for months now, and even the nearby dams are dry.

    My wife got a bit of a surprise when she went into our vegy patch, and only noticed this 5.5ft grey laying in the sweet corn under a sprinkler when she was leaving. I had to shoo him out twice that day, its not fun dancing with young buck roos, they can mess you up big time if they want.
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    He wasnt bothered with me being right next to him, had to get up close to move him out the vegy patch, we do have buckets of water around the place away from the house for them to drink, as we have a mob of 15+ that pretty much grew up on our place and the surrounding properties, so they tolerate our presence and keep the thistles down :).
     
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  18. yooper

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    Neat. Are they protected or can you eat them?
     
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  19. trains

    trains Firewood hack

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    Yes and Yes :)
     
  20. yooper

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    Yummy
     

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