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MN_Runner


Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Joined: Dec 5, 2010
Points: 616

Hello Winter 2013-2014
Original Message   Aug 9, 2013 8:54 pm
We just entered August but the weather feels like we are in the middle of September already in MN. I am not sure what kind of winter we will have but hopefully it will be shorter than 2012-2013 season. I hope I am mowing in November and grilling outside. I am ready as you all are too.
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oldcrow


If it ain't broke, try harder

Location: Northern MI
Joined: Jan 15, 2008
Points: 63

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #16   Oct 29, 2013 12:44 pm
aa335 wrote:
Thanks for the analogy, but it's hard to imagine the biting cold.  Never had a wolf biting experience to relate to. 

You've got a standing invite to visit me and wifey up in the north woods. Shouldn't be hard to arrange for a wolf-biting. A little bacon grease on the pants should do the trick.
oldcrow


If it ain't broke, try harder

Location: Northern MI
Joined: Jan 15, 2008
Points: 63

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #17   Oct 29, 2013 1:02 pm
GtWtNorth wrote:
oldcrow, I like that explanation, I may steal it.

I don't know what kind of winter we are in for, but so far September & October have been very nice with temperatures above average by 5 or 7 degrees.

Cheers
Paul
And this is Quebec? Wow, enjoy that while it lasts, brother. I'm in Michigan's Upper peninsula, probably about the same latitude as you. Winter is already on our doorstep. 4 or 5 snowfalls already, sub-freezing temps at night. That almanac prediction of biting cold may turn out be right. Better stock up on wolf repellant

You may steal with my blessing. A case of Canada's finest would be appreciated, though. Just too much hassle anymore to cross the bridge for brewskis. Bloody terrorists...
This message was modified Oct 29, 2013 by oldcrow
aa335


Joined: Nov 29, 2008
Points: 2388

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #18   Oct 29, 2013 1:46 pm
oldcrow wrote:
You've got a standing invite to visit me and wifey up in the north woods. Shouldn't be hard to arrange for a wolf-biting. A little bacon grease on the pants should do the trick.

Sounds enticing, at least to the wolf. 
oldcrow


If it ain't broke, try harder

Location: Northern MI
Joined: Jan 15, 2008
Points: 63

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #19   Oct 29, 2013 2:10 pm
The grease is only meant to draw the critter in. You have to do the rest of the work. 
This message was modified Oct 29, 2013 by oldcrow
kellyinkc


Joined: Oct 8, 2010
Points: 74

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #20   Nov 3, 2013 5:11 pm
well here is SnowDay1
http://snowday1.wordpress.com/

it gets technical but the center of the country is in for "copious amounts of snow"

Good thing I have the Toro 2 stroker.
aa335


Joined: Nov 29, 2008
Points: 2388

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #21   Nov 4, 2013 2:12 pm
No hurry for snow here.  I can wait for at least after Thanksgiving.
Dr_Woof


Don't blow into the wind, and don't eat yellow snow. WOOF!

Location: Saskatchewan
Joined: Dec 13, 2010
Points: 253

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #22   Nov 17, 2013 12:46 pm
Winter came here last night.  First snowblowing with the Honda.  Lotsa highways closed or not recommended for travel.  But it was a nice morning to blow snow here.

MN_Runner


Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Joined: Dec 5, 2010
Points: 616

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #23   Nov 22, 2013 10:52 pm
Dr_Woof wrote:
Winter came here last night.  First snowblowing with the Honda.  Lotsa highways closed or not recommended for travel.  But it was a nice morning to blow snow here.

Do you have ample supply of beer?  You ran out last year so it would be really bad if you repeat the mistake again.
aa335


Joined: Nov 29, 2008
Points: 2388

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #24   Nov 25, 2013 3:56 pm
Snow is here now.  Time to put away the lawn mower and stock up on winter gas.

It's also time to change the air in my tires to winter air.  :)
royster


" It is the use of power tools that separates man from animals"

Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Joined: Feb 11, 2011
Points: 284

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #25   Mar 18, 2014 1:51 pm
This has been one of the longest winters in New Brunswick , Canada Starting in early December with very cold temperatures -20 C Then the snow began with storms of 12 inches or more in Dec, Jan , Feb and now March So far, I have used my Husqvarna 27 inch, 1450 Briggs , Hydro Gear Hydrostatic, snowblower 18 times and most of those times were major storms, drifting snow, 3-4 feet at the end of driveway. The snowblower has worked perfectly , but I am glad that most of our storms are over, I hope Royster

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