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Oh, the joys of living in the north :P

Posted by landscraper82 4a - ND (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 2, 14 at 8:38

So...not more than a day ago, all the snow had melted, the ground was relatively dry, and I had been out in the garden dreaming of all the possibilities a "sooner than normal," spring would bring.

I had it all planned out, even drove a few stakes into the ground to mark out rows for the onions and shallots I was planning on putting in the ground this weekend.... and then.....

Last night I managed to high-center my truck in a 6 foot drift of snow on my way home from work, during the most horrendous blizzard of the year.

Good luck to everyone else, hope to have better reports soon :)

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RE: Oh, the joys of living in the north :P

So sorry to read about the truck & the blizzard! At least you're here to post about it. Winter has been really cruel this year and doesn't want to give in. I think we're past having blizzards here in central NY, but we're still well below normal for temperatures and above average snow fall for spring. The lake I live near is still frozen over, mind you it hasn't frozen over in several years.

To perk up my spirits, I bought rabbit fencing & some tomato stakes just this morning. When the snow finishes melting, I'll put up the fence. Until things get a little warmer and sunnier, its a lot of hurry up and wait.

Take care - from someone who knows the agony of spring snow storms!

RE: Oh, the joys of living in the north :P

One of these days it will warm up and dry out a bit up there in Dakota.

I am blessed to have been able to plant a couple things out in the gardens...sugar snap peas and onion plants. The lady called this morning that the onions were in. I set them out with fertilizer this morning. the ground works up like a dream on my amended beds. Where the soil is less amended, it is somewhat wetish. The Candy onions were large and had nice live roots on them.

RE: Oh, the joys of living in the north :P

Just so you know I'm not kidding, I work in Syracuse, NY. I live about 25 miles away from Syracuse.

Take a peek at this one too (5 worst winter weather cities in US):

Feel better now?

Here is a link that might be useful: Top Snowiest cities in US 2013/2014

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