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Had a little storm blow this way.
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:06:45 PM »
 It all started friday afternoon and it quit snowing late last night. We got anywheres between 12 to 24 inches and she blew three feet deep behind the barn. The first part of this system came in from the east and the later one from the west, most of our storms here come from the west. We had no snow to talk about on thursday, well that over now   ::) :D 
   
   

 

  The sun was out today and I spent all that nice time on the tractor pushing snow!

 

 
 
  I did have a couple of helpers out with me,

 

 

 They where hard at work here making sure nothing came between us. Balou is the furthess back, resting from all that work , Charlie, she is still on the lookout.  :)

 

 
 I got to the back of the barn it got deeper as I went, there was three feet of drifted snow that needed be pushed to get the doors open to let the horses out.

 

 

  It really was a nice day out and I had a good time pushinf the snow around. Not getting stuck made it all that much more interesting too.
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Re: Had a little storm blow this way.
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 10:11:59 PM »
Have I ever mentioned, that's what I like about the south?

It is beautiful, though.
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Re: Had a little storm blow this way.
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 10:17:49 PM »
That is a completely different world than I have ever seen.   :o   But as TR said, Pretty.
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Re: Had a little storm blow this way.
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 01:01:49 AM »
I like your tractor. Is it a 550 or Super 55? Or other?

Congrats on not getting stuck, that's a noteworthy accomplishment.  ;D
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Re: Had a little storm blow this way.
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 07:15:12 AM »
We only got about 6 inches. Lucky here it was kinda heavy, or I would of had 3 foot drifts. The wind sure did blow here too.
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Re: Had a little storm blow this way.
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012, 07:24:09 AM »
Marcel I for one want to thank you for hogging all of the snow from that last storm going through! Not sure I should mention it but another one is heading your way on Wednesday.

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Re: Had a little storm blow this way.
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 07:29:48 AM »
Norm, he needs one of those snow eating machines like you posted a while back. ;)
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 07:32:41 AM »
I forgot about Norm's blower.  Should of put a steak on and had something cold for him in the fridge and he would of brought his green tractor over and helped you clean up. Looks like we may get all of our snow at the end of winter. May is not too far off.
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012, 07:35:50 AM »
Well I'm to blame for all of this new snow...seems I took the blower off the tractor so I could use it for other things. 1st weekend after I did so we got 6"s of snow.  :D

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Re: Had a little storm blow this way.
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2012, 07:38:26 AM »
Is that the first time you used it all year? This was the first storm we had this year for 2012. We had more snow in Oct. than we have now. That sounds odd to say.  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2012, 07:54:13 AM »
I used it when we got about 3"s of snow. It did a great job of clearing all the loose rock on my driveway.  :D

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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2012, 09:02:58 AM »
 Okrafarmer, yes sir , thats a 550 with a lot of miles on her  :)  I have had that now for close to 25 years It needs a little attention come spring time. The head gasket is leaking some and one cylinder has no compression. It just needs a good overhauling to get her in top shape. That little tractor has really good traction, gear ratio in reverse is good. A lot of tractors have either a low reverse that is too slow, as with the Massey 135 or too fast ( same 135 )  ::)  We had one of those and I prefer the old 550 to it.

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  I had a little talk with the weather guy. I informed him of your short comings of snow he will be happy to share all I got with you this coming week. He mentions something in the likes of  freezen rain. Might want to start looking fur a grit dispencer for that Deer.  ;)

 Da joyes of winter!!!   It's -20C here this morning the snow squeask under your feet as you walk outside!!
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Re: Had a little storm blow this way.
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2012, 09:16:00 AM »
According to the NWS we have received 26.5" of snow since Friday afternoon and its still snowing. Supposed to snow today and tomorrow then Tomorrow night into Wednesday they are calling for "significant snowfall". Hasn't snowed much in the past few weeks but we are going to make up for it now I guess.

I really need to go plow some more but I think I've contracted some sort of sickness, so the thought of going out in the snow to get the pickup truck cleared off and warmed up isn't too appealing right now.

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« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2012, 09:31:47 AM »
We didn't get any snow in October, and in November we only got 4".
Only had snow on the ground one day during deer season!  :-\

Marcel; We only got about 10-12" out of the Friday and Saturday blasts!
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Re: Had a little storm blow this way.
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2012, 09:44:19 AM »
We got a foot of snow Thursday night. Area's 10 miles away got 2. There was a snow band that stalled over Harrison and dumped about 2 inches an hour. I think this was the same system that found Marcel. It was a fluffy snow, so not bad.  Tomorrow's forcast is the kind of storm prediction you dread. Starting off with freezing rain, changing to heavy snow.
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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2012, 08:17:56 PM »
We where hit with a foot of heavy snow from Swampdonkeys way then we got the other foot from Jeffs way. I hate being da midle man...  :-\

 Jeff, I would rather have the heavy snow myself, at least it stays put and does not get moved around with the wind, we are in a river valley here with the tail end of the appalachian mountains surounding us and drifting light snow can be very troublesome.
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2012, 10:52:35 PM »
I would die!
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2012, 11:10:36 PM »
Just once I would like to see this place suddenly buried in 2-3 ft of snow.  ;D  Of course some people probably would die....  :-\
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2012, 12:07:41 AM »
Okra,
 If only to experience it, no need in getting anyone killed .. take a drive up here  ;) Room and board, no grits, you will need to live/survive without   ;D  Chickens eat them and we eat the eggs. Its all in about how one sees things.  :)  I'll even show you how to snowshoe and break trail for all that fallow. :)

  Danny ....   :D :D :D   I'll take you out snowshoeing also, trust me you won't be getting cold. I'll make sure we have a bottle of Sortilege whisky. You may get addicted. ;D
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« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2012, 12:43:23 AM »
I grew up in Maine, Mon Ami, (though I don't parlez French), but I do know what deep snow is like. I just meant I would like to see it down here, just for the panic reactions of all the people who have never seen so much before. It would be entertaining. But a lot of buildings would collapse from the weight since they are not designed for it.

But maybe one day I will visit Quebec, sounds like fun! (I was there once as a 3-year-old, vaguely remember it!)
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