Blizzard of 2013

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    Dave Whitaker Active Member

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    34 inches of snow, temps under 10 degrees F BEFORE the 50MPH winds, morons driving like idiots..... me getting to one of my barns with a heated farrier area in my two wheel drive truck??? PRICELESS!!!!! ;)


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    brian robertson Active Member

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    How long has it been since you folks have had a storm like this?

    Used to be like that in Michigan during the winters from mid '60s to early '80s. Don't seem to see much snow any more; then there is a thaw every other week. Equal amounts of alternating mud and snow for 5 months
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    Bill Adams Active Member

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    I know what you all are going through back there. It's been bad out here too. Several mornings it's been in the mid 30s and only warms up to the mid 50s. We got about an inch of snow up in the hills that looked pretty, but I didn't have to go that way, so I survived.
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    if we have 4" of snow in this Country its at a stand still
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    Dave Whitaker Active Member

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    This storm was actually a record single storm snowfall for Portland Maine.... we have been having low snow Winters for the last few.... this is only the fourth storm that I have had to plow this year.... it's been a roller coaster Winter...below zero, then in the 40's and back and forth... I'm going to build a Harley shoeing trike and follow the warm weather................ :cool:

    4 inches wouldn't even make me notice that it snowed, Smitty.. :D

    NOT feelin' your pain, Bill..........

    Dave
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    If i woke up to that weather i would be in at the forge fire making a few
    and would not dream of setting off to shoe
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    ray steele Administrator

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    John,

    you need to realize, those Mainers, they are barely civilized, not sure they even know what Guinness is!

    i guess this would be proof that Dave is into Cold Shoeing

    well i m off to move the rest/some more of our 24" flurrie

    Ray
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    Dave Whitaker Active Member

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    Guinness is what you have to drink if you can't afford a Rouge Brewery Dead Guy Ale.... ;)
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    Dave
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    hey you have to be a man to drink the black stuff
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    Jack Evers Active Member

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    Only been two years here, winter before last was an old time winter, last year and so far this year generally mild with some real cold in between and way too dry. About a 60% snow pack in the mountains. Here in the valley, we've seen temps of minus 20, ground is hard and bare, I'm seeing pasture horses that may need shoes from the hard bare ground. we did get an inch yesterday, I only rode one colt and he's about to need shoes or time off -- fairly tender. The mountains seem to have gotten a bit more. I'd welcome a foot or even two. March tho is usually our snowiest month. Feb tends to be dry.
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    ray steele Administrator

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    See what I mean John, here s Dave bragging about his millions comparing price with quality...... told ya , barely civilized they aren t, here i am trying to say something nice about one of them, course if they don t know quality Stout how could one make a Mainer look good! Well i tried!

    Regards to all, and in case I forgot,

    Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year for those who celebrate.

    Ray
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    Bill Adams Active Member

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    Hey!
    Dave has great taste. That brewery is about 80 miles up the Rogue River from my nicest barn.
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    Tom Bloomer Well-Known Member

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    I'm posting this from my hotel room in beautiful Arcadia Florida. The current temperature is 79 deg. F. I called Ray this morning to offer my condolences over the storm.
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    Gabino Active Member

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    You are a lucky man,David..You can play to snowball and to make a few of snowman..
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    joe bill There went my twenty!!!

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    To all that share.......Send me some rain........I need to plant my oats soon....
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    Western Hill Forge Active Member

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    This cool picture was taken in Portland Maine last weekend, 40" of snow and 7 foot drifts:

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    Rick Burten Professional farrier

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    "Cool" is right.....brrrrrr
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    David Van Hook Member

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    A guy I know was telling me that his friend is building a home in Maine and they put two doors in, one right above the other, in case snow covered one. I thought he was joking until I saw this picture.

    David
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    Mikel Dawson Active Member

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    Same here, it's been up an down. We had the first 18 days of December in the freezer. It warmed up for a while. I went to the States and it dipped back down. Last week of Jan it warmed up and thawed everything. First of Feb it went back down and is suppose to be there for another couple weeks, heard it is to be -10(c) tonight.

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