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#1 SLBunge

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:40 PM

Winter is late but seems to have finally arrived in MN. First night this winter with below zero lows : -10 degF with a -29 degF windchill (even though windchill calculations are no longer official).
Suffocating under a pile of cheese curds.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:24 PM

-9 when i took the dogs out to the yard this morning. going to have the wood stove cranked all day today.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:39 PM

-9 when i took the dogs out to the yard this morning. going to have the wood stove cranked all day today.

After only about 5 minutes, both dogs were doing the thing where they keep one paw off the ground for an extended period of time.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:43 PM

alu usually patrols the entire perimeter and makes sure there isn't any stray poop lying around going wasted. today she did her business and scampered back up to the deck door. where her plaintive pawing at the door was ignored by an oblivious mrs. jones.

there must be some maple or hickory mixed in with the wood we got this year--the house smells like bacon.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:31 PM

There's maybe 3 inches of snow in NYC. We're still getting a light dusting at the moment but it should stop in the next couple of hours. By Monday, between the rain and temps in the high 40s, it should be gone.
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#6 Suzanne F

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:47 PM

When we were in Boston this past Monday night (1/16), we were treated to what was apparently the first snow of the year. (Don't know if they had that same blizzard we had in NY/NJ during the fall.) It was really beautiful, and came down fast. Walking alongside the Common, we had a great view.

Alas for its winter-wonderlandness, it was all gone by Tuesday morning.

I have yet to venture out today to see how the snow here has fared. Yesterday City Hall Park was gorgeous. Too powdery to make good snowballs, though.

ETA: The lawns and trees and bushes in the park were still quite pretty just after I posted the above. Paths have been plowed and salted and sanded so they look disgusting, though. :(

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:57 PM

...Too powdery to make good snowballs, though.

The best kind.