Baby, it's cold outside

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Mahonri, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Went out at "O dark 30" and covered all of the beautiful geraniums in the front yard.

    Thermometer on the back patio said 33 degrees...

    Hope I don't have to do this everyday... but it's frigid out there!
  2. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Dont evny you doing that Mahonri...brrrrrr
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Down to 32 an hour before sunrise.

    Usually plants can handle it down to 30... but no lower.

    They are all covered... I've found that it gets coldest either just before or just after sunrise.

    I'm certain that there will be many locations here in the valley below 29 degrees... the orange growers (and other farmers with tender vegetation) will have their smudge pots out and sprinklers and fans running at 'airplane' speed.
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    33 is "frigid"? [​IMG] Oh, I wish I lived where you do. [​IMG] We haven't had geraniums or anything live and flowering outdoors since mid-September.

    I hope your plants are okay. [​IMG]
  5. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    We dropped 30 degrees overnight. Been raining, lightening, thunderstorming. It suppose to turn to ice and then snow. Radar shows a nasty picture.

    I sooooo dislike this weather/winter [​IMG]
  6. Rosalind

    Rosalind Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    It's nice and warm here in Massachusetts. [​IMG]

    It's raining right now, about 40F, and the highs are supposed to get to the 60s this weekend. Almost makes me wish I'd kept the pool open... [​IMG]

    And yeah, December - February we are supposed to be snow-bound and in the 20s. This time last year, I could only do laundry in the kitchen sink and the bathtub because the laundry room pipes were frozen beyond what a plumbing snake and a teakettle could fix. 2006 - 2007 winter was fairly warmish though, we had a few snowstorms in March/April, a good snow in November, but a warm December/January. Hoping this year isn't a replay of that, because the late snow killed a lot of fruit tree blossoms. I'd rather get the snow now and have a warmer spring than have a long, drawn-out chill with intermittent frosts. You can't grow a thing other than lettuce with an ultra-short season and the winter dormancy all half-baked.
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    It was in the 20's last night here. Yesterday's high was only 40 and it was windy, so I felt that cold to my bones.
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Well kids, I have the windows open and the ceiling fans on, since it's only 73.9 here. Supposed to be warmer tomorrow. Come on down, Yappy gets to bring the fudge, we'll see what the REAL Mahonri looks like!
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

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  10. Beau coop

    Beau coop Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Color me jealous! We won't have windows open again around here until April- and that's only a maybe!

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