What kind of winter do you think we'll have, and the signs of it?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ChickaD, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. ChickaD

    ChickaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote for cold winter...two weeks ago I saw geese flying south (early!) and today I saw blackbirds flocking together, step one for their migration. Some of our trees starting turning red in September, and even dropping leaves, which is jumping the gun a bit.

    I don't suppose this entitles me to have some ice cream - you know, to stock up on the carbs for a long winter? [​IMG]
     
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    We've got the signs of a LONG COLD winter here... more so than usual.
    The fireweed was bloomed out before the end of August, and the migratory birds are already taking wing.
     
  3. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    Our grass turns brown, but that's pretty much it. Most of the time you'd never even know winter had come and gone . . . which is exactly how I like it [​IMG] If it gets terribly cold here, I'll be surprised.
     
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  4. ChickaD

    ChickaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it gets too balmy there, let me be the first to offer to mail you a box of snow! [​IMG]
     
  5. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    I think were in for a pretty bad winter, but i hope we do get blizzards, we are going to get an early winter too, but i cant wait, we just moved into a new house, with a huge yard, and woods. cant wait to see. [​IMG]
     
  6. skyfires

    skyfires Trying to hide

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    I think it will be bad here. All the 'oldtimers' are saying so. The cherry trees have dropped their leaves early. They say thats a sure sign of a harsh winter. So we are working on wood cutting and other preps ahead of time. Arkansas is famous for it's ice storms. I'm not looking forward to it,,,, [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickaD

    ChickaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO, ice is worse than snow...we've been getting far more ice/sleet the last few years. Maybe that's what we get for complaining about snow! [​IMG]
     
  8. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
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    I think its going to be a tough one. We have been seeing the geese going south for quite a while now and I was thinking how early it was for that. Maybe they know something we dont!
     
  9. ChickaD

    ChickaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suspect it's the geese's way of getting out of stacking firewood! [​IMG]
     
  10. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    Quote:I we were saying the same thing here, and the leaves also started falling about 2 or 3 weeks ago. [​IMG]
    oh im in mass
     
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