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Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« Reply #1125 on: March 09, 2016, 03:07:06 PM »
I've only had two occasions where I've needed to be plowed, and they were 3 days apart. We've had about an 80 degree temperature spread between the highest and lowest temps here this winter (and that number will be close to 90 in a few hours). Crazy stuff

The only thing I'm worried about is how it will affect the plants. I know that we've had a lot less chill hours than usual this winter, but I'm not sure if it's been enough to affect fruit tree yields. I am also concerned about an early bud break followed by some hard frosts or a long cold snap. Guess we'll just have to keep our eyes on it...
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Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« Reply #1126 on: March 09, 2016, 05:11:26 PM »
I've only had two occasions where I've needed to be plowed, and they were 3 days apart. We've had about an 80 degree temperature spread between the highest and lowest temps here this winter (and that number will be close to 90 in a few hours). Crazy stuff

The only thing I'm worried about is how it will affect the plants. I know that we've had a lot less chill hours than usual this winter, but I'm not sure if it's been enough to affect fruit tree yields. I am also concerned about an early bud break followed by some hard frosts or a long cold snap. Guess we'll just have to keep our eyes on it...
Good point Eric, the late winter last year drastically reduced the chance of a hard frost during budding or even blossoming. That, along with a good stretch of nice weather for pollinators during blooming resulted in huge yields around here.
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Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« Reply #1127 on: March 09, 2016, 06:01:08 PM »
I've only had two occasions where I've needed to be plowed, and they were 3 days apart. We've had about an 80 degree temperature spread between the highest and lowest temps here this winter (and that number will be close to 90 in a few hours). Crazy stuff

The only thing I'm worried about is how it will affect the plants. I know that we've had a lot less chill hours than usual this winter, but I'm not sure if it's been enough to affect fruit tree yields. I am also concerned about an early bud break followed by some hard frosts or a long cold snap. Guess we'll just have to keep our eyes on it...
Good point Eric, the late winter last year drastically reduced the chance of a hard frost during budding or even blossoming. That, along with a good stretch of nice weather for pollinators during blooming resulted in huge yields around here.

here too. the apple trees were so thick with fruit it was still hanging around in February. usually the deer would have cleaned it out by then.

in the 60s here and the sap is flowing like mad. just hung four more buckets. probably start boiling this afternoon or tomorrow at the latest.
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Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« Reply #1128 on: April 03, 2016, 03:24:54 PM »
Guess I won't be planting those hop rhizomes today. Woke up to about 5 inches of snow with more to come tomorrow. You're a little late, Winter...  :-\
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Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« Reply #1129 on: April 03, 2016, 03:34:17 PM »
Guess I won't be planting those hop rhizomes today. Woke up to about 5 inches of snow with more to come tomorrow. You're a little late, Winter...  :-\
Yep, doing brewing and other indoor chores this weekend. Peas and lettuce will probably go in next week along with some brush burning.
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Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« Reply #1130 on: April 03, 2016, 11:30:13 PM »
Beautiful day in the 60(s) here. I've mowed the yard twice. But I don't dare plants the garden until after tax day. Some pretty cool nights that warm to beautiful spring days.
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Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« Reply #1131 on: April 03, 2016, 11:35:41 PM »
Beautiful day in the 60(s) here. I've mowed the yard twice. But I don't dare plants the garden until after tax day. Some pretty cool nights that warm to beautiful spring days.
i mow the yard twice a year.
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Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« Reply #1132 on: April 04, 2016, 12:22:33 AM »
April is the cruellest month...
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Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« Reply #1133 on: April 04, 2016, 01:10:10 AM »
Yesterday we had snow showers on and off day. Today was sunny and 70, tomorrow is supposed to be about 30 smh.........

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Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« Reply #1134 on: April 04, 2016, 09:23:08 AM »
15 degrees at the moment (5AM) here in central Maine.
New few days supposed to have lows in the mid teens and highs in the low 30's with a brisk NW wind.
Cold start to April.
I got my fruit trees and grapes pruned during the mild weather in March.
Cutting next year's firewood now.
I don't plan on planting anything until late May.
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Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« Reply #1135 on: April 04, 2016, 03:24:47 PM »
The weather here is too nice.  It causes me to go out and catch these:



Which then cause me to turn those into these:


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Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« Reply #1136 on: April 04, 2016, 03:36:35 PM »
Salmon? Looks tasty.

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Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« Reply #1137 on: April 04, 2016, 04:25:15 PM »
Not salmon.  Rainbow trout out of Canyon Ferry reservoir in Montana.  The bite is on.

Smoked 'em over alder wood.  If any one is interested, here's a killer brine recipe for smoked fish:

http://forum.cookshack.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/2291028883/m/6641065134

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Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« Reply #1138 on: April 04, 2016, 04:31:18 PM »
Looks awesome, Chumley. I totally love smoked fish.
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Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« Reply #1139 on: April 04, 2016, 05:29:58 PM »
Great looking trout. I can't wait to get out there myself. Opening day is Saturday here.

That brine looks tasty. I'll have to try it on some bluefish this summer.
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