What are any advantages of this bitter cold we're getting?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ChickaD, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. ChickaD

    ChickaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, that's a toughie...as I thaw out my hands (been out doing chicken chores) so I can type...
    1. Everything's frozen solid so there's much less chance of my tracking in "little treasures" on our floor. [​IMG]
    2. The chickens are so occupied with staying warm, they no longer bother being aggressive towards the younger flock. [​IMG]
     
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    I think it finially for the first time in years feels like the holidays are comming. Its just not winter with temps off and on in the 40-50s like last couple years. Other thing is it kills a good portion of bugs, cold winter = less bugs in the spring and summer.
     
  3. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may get caught up on my scrapbooking since I can't go outside so much.
     
  4. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are NO ADVANTAGES!!! i hate winter and the older I get the more I mind it. I can't wait till Bill retires (at least partially) so we can spend the worst of the winter some place warmer!
    We'll go to Fl. for 2 weeks in jan. but then I jusrt hate coming back to this bitter cold.
    Do we have a whiney smile??? I guess this is close:barnie
     
  5. ChickaD

    ChickaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh dear, I guess we have no whiney smilie, unless we use this guy [​IMG] and picture him hiding from the snow.
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Lots of virus's and germs are killed by freezing temperatures. If you've been having sick birds, it can help.

    I can't wait until it freezes because the ducks have made an ugly mess out there and my boots won't squish into the muck pretty soon.
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    No more FLIES! [​IMG]
     
  8. BFeathered

    BFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ChickaD, you have my sympathy, but down here, I'd LOVE a good hard long freeze! Get rid of some of the 'skeeters, ticks, fleas, etc. Not to mention maybe keeping some of the crazier drivers off the streets [​IMG] C'mon down, it's not warm, but it's not frozen!
     
  9. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Snow flurries and cold, cold sunshiney day here. But I love it! Let's get outside and play with the dog, instead of hiding from the cold. Then its lovely. At least til March . . .
     
  10. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:AMEN [​IMG]
     

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