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Old 02-14-2014, 04:25 PM   #31
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Sooooo Does that mean Spring is on it's way? I know it's not coming anytime soon here.
Those little critters must be Wintering over in our potting soil as grubs ha?
Could be. I just thought it was funny seeing it after you mentioned yours.

Yes, spring is on the way...even though we had two snow-days in row...and I shoveled for two days...there is more snow predicted for Saturday (another 2-4 inches)...but spring is still inching ever closer. I'm hoping all of the snow means plenty of water for my trees to put on some noticeable growth this year.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:03 AM   #32
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5 more inches coming our way this eve. Yesterday....3
There's 18 inches sitting atop the table out back and a 24" deep trail leading to the grill!
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:38 AM   #33
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It is just one storm after another. The next one is due tomorrow night on the 17th. Then a warm up. I was cleaning the snow away from the downspout when I noticed I had stepped on daffodils peeking out of the ground. Didn't expect them to be there. A hopeful sign.

At bedtime every night my cats sit on the windowsill and look outside. Now every night I look out with them. When I turn the lights out in the room it is easy to see anything moving outside on the snow. I saw a rabbit outside one night. So far that's all I have seen. Sometimes the cats are good wildlife spotters at the windows and doors.
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:32 PM   #34
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It's been one heck of a winter! 52 days where there has been some snow, 42 days where the temperature has dropped below zero; and that's in Green Bay which is 50 miles south of here as the crow flies.

Yesterday I began pulling snow off of the roof. It's at least 16 inches deep up there. With more snow coming tomorrow I expect to start hearing stories about roofs collapsing.

It's got to be a rough year for the critters that are active during the winter.
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Our schools are having hissy fits, since they don't build snow days into our school calendars down here and we have already had six this year.
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I just heard that we are supposed to get 2-4 more overnight. Jeff heard 3-5. I've been off for he past 5 days (our 3-day weekend became 5 days)...now they are talking about a delay tomorrow!
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It is just one storm after another. The next one is due tomorrow night on the 17th. Then a warm up.
Yes, they are calling for a warm up after that! We are supposed to get to the 50s by the end of the week (at least I think that is what I heard).

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Sometimes the cats are good wildlife spotters at the windows and doors.
When we first moved here, our one cat ran excitedly from the kitchen window to the back, bay window in the living room (front room for some of our members)--I looked out to see what had her so excited; it was a bear!

I had been feeding the birds well into spring or early summer, and the bear came for the birdseed. Now that was good "wildlife spotting" on Bekka's part. I can't believe she wasn't afraid of it.

(Hmmm...should I call the room a family room? Living room is starting to sound too formal to me. )
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I spotted a coyote today trotting across a field while counting birds. Not quick enough with the camera though.
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Yesterday I began pulling snow off of the roof. It's at least 16 inches deep up there. With more snow coming tomorrow I expect to start hearing stories about roofs collapsing.
Yikes! Now I'm gonna start worrying about that!

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Our schools are having hissy fits, since they don't build snow days into our school calendars down here and we have already had six this year.
Aww... *Six*, that is a LOT for you all, I'm sure. --It is a lot for us.
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I spotted a coyote today trotting across a field while counting birds. Not quick enough with the camera though.
Cool. Too bad about the camera. At least you witnessed it.
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