Icy ice

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Keving On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:32 pm

Freetown how do your horses feel about sharing their blankets with your truck?
Keving
 
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:33 pm

As directed, I stuck my coffee mug out the door for a humidity check. Well , forget that! .... the coffee froze SO fast, the ice was still HOT!

Yaaa, FFred.... leave the blankets on the horses!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:55 pm

I'm thinkin' he's got the Horses stuffed into the Cab with the Heater runnin' ! Crafty Master Of The Equine,Fred Is ! :dancing:
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:29 pm

Actually, the horses love the cold, HATE the HEAT--they'll stay out of their stalls in temps & wind like this--their choice--they could go in--they just put their ass's to the wind, lock their legs up & sleep??????? They both had a few inches of snow on them this AM--INSULATION & it works:) Remember, mine are 1/4 horses, not them thar prissy ass other breeds
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:54 am

freetown fred wrote:they just put their ass's to the wind, lock their legs up & sleep


Back when we had horses ours would do that.... They had a perfectly wind proof barn to go into, but the two of them would go to the far end of the pasture & ass up to the wind & let snow & freezing rain cover themselves. Silly creatures.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Keving On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:13 am

Watching that weather report is like having a root canal. I welcome the warmer temps but a day of rain on top of all this snow and then a deep freeze the day after? That will make plowing snow more fun than being in a car wreck.
Keving
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:56 am

Keving wrote:Watching that weather report is like having a root canal. I welcome the warmer temps but a day of rain on top of all this snow and then a deep freeze the day after? That will make plowing snow more fun than being in a car wreck.


If you don't like the weather in New England wait 5 minutes!! I love that expression as it states it so correctly about this place we love/ hate!!
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:58 am

Yep - supposed to be close to 50° Monday ... :lol:
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Keving On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:54 pm

Drove down the driveway this morning and it was like a luge run with 2" of solid ice and with the heavy rain it was quite slippery. Came home this afternoon and it was bare gravel with rivers of water running over it. I hopped on the tractor, dug the snow and ice out of the ditches and cleaned out my culverts with a spade to get the water flowing. First time I have ever seen water in my basement. Water is seeping in every hairline crack and crevice it can find. Something tells me running water won't be a problem tomorrow, we'll be back to dealing with ice.
Keving
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:06 pm

Same here, but the water table is so low that all that is getting in is surface water that can't get below the frost line. Basement is still partially dry, for the moment.

Had 3" of snow covering everything this morning ... and by 11:00 it was almost all gone! Never seen snow melt so fast before.

Started off with a high of 56° .... then 3 hours later, it's 32°. Still dropping , although not quite that fast. Got a snow squall as the temps came down, which coated everything over again. Was just getting used to the ground not being white too ... :( Too early in the year for that expectation I suppose ...
SMITTY
 
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Keving On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:13 pm

No storms on the Horizon for a change Smitty so maybe we'll have a week or so of mundane weather. That would be a change now wouldn't it?
Keving
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:28 pm

:lol: Yeah it sure would! Looks like they changed the forecast yet again - there was supposed to be more snow coming tomorrow, but not anymore. Fine with me! :D
SMITTY
 
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:16 pm

Yowza! It rained hot water today. I've never in my life seen so much ice melt in one day. It took some chipping & scraping to help Mother nature, but my driveway is CLEAR. I didn't think I'd see the pavement until April. Also.... my solar panels are clear & clean! I am absolutely amazed. Now.... four days of cold cold cold, then they say 5 days of 37 degree days & 20 degree nights. That sounds downright Springlike!
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:43 pm

SMITTY wrote:Same here, but the water table is so low that all that is getting in is surface water that can't get below the frost line. Basement is still partially dry, for the moment.

Had 3" of snow covering everything this morning ... and by 11:00 it was almost all gone! Never seen snow melt so fast before.

Started off with a high of 56° .... then 3 hours later, it's 32°. Still dropping , although not quite that fast. Got a snow squall as the temps came down, which coated everything over again. Was just getting used to the ground not being white too ... :( Too early in the year for that expectation I suppose ...


We must be in the same weather belt, I had the same conditions today and finished up with a good snow squall that left 1/2 " of the white stuff on the ground. Roads will be wicked tonight with temps dropping so fast!!
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:30 pm

Freddy wrote:Yowza! It rained hot water today

Stepping out of my cold garage into the great outdoors, felt like stepping into a sauna.
My driveway had a layer of ice from before Christmas, on which I put plentiful coal ashes. Then snow and more ice from the last 10 days. This morning it looked like glare ice again, but by afternoon everything was washed away down to the ash level again, in time for tonight's freeze-up. Didn't even have to put any more ashes on.
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