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Old 03-27-2014, 08:07 AM   #1
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March 27th

Normally by this time of year, the snow is melting away and we're collecting maple sap. Today, it still feels like the begining of November, and it's snowing!

Now don't get me wrong. I like the four seasons, and winter is up there as a favorite. But even for me, this winter is lasting too long, and has been way cold. Spring may be officially here by date, but it seems a long way off by the weather. I'll never get a fly in the water at this point.

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Old 03-27-2014, 09:40 AM   #2
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In my area, they have this winter fishing technique they call Ice Fishing. Apparently what you do is cut a hole in the ice and haul up a fish. Then you cut another hole in another place until you reach your limit. I think the fish are suspended animation in the ice. Some people put up little houses on the lake, have comfortable chairs inside and spend all day.

I thought I heard a Robin this week. I hope not. There's more than 2 feet snow on the grass and no worms. Gotta keep the bird feeders filled.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:57 AM   #3
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In my area, they have this winter fishing technique they call Ice Fishing. Apparently what you do is cut a hole in the ice and haul up a fish.
I've always suspected ice fishing is nothing more than an excuse to get away from home and drink. Guys go ice fishing because they know their wives and girlfriends would never be insane enough to tag along.
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My daughter is planning a trip to Boston in mid April. We actually bought her a coat and thermal underwear just in case things don't warm up. That is going to be some serious climate shock for her.
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Ice fishing is a very popular winter sport up here too. I don't partake personally as we have an ice maker and make our own.
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Ice fishing is a very popular winter sport up here too. I don't partake personally as we have an ice maker and make our own.


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Old 03-27-2014, 04:22 PM   #7
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Ah yes, March 27th. Or as I like to think of it, only three more shopping months till my birthday. Just sayin'...

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Ice fishing is a very popular winter sport up here too. I don't partake personally as we have an ice maker and make our own.
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We had hamburgers - TB had Greek salad and potato chips with his. I had Greek salad and avocado kale salad (and no bun).
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Is this going to be the supper thread?
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Is this going to be the supper thread?
Every thread on DC turns into a supper thread, eventually.

Ice fishing has been abandoned up here. No one wants to drill through 5 to six feet of ice to get to the water.

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Is this going to be the supper thread?
My bad, I just thought it was the dinner thread and someone forgot to add "dinner" to it!
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I thought it was the new weather thread.
I'm kinda surprised it wasn't stickied already
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I thought it was the new weather thread.
I'm kinda surprised it wasn't stickied already
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We had hamburgers - TB had Greek salad and potato chips with his. I had Greek salad and avocado kale salad (and no bun).
And this is how DC catches the posters who don't read through all the previous posts! Still friends LP?
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Yesterday I said it was cold. This morning I awoke to 6 inches of fresh snow. The tree branches are all covered in white, and I know the plow will place a wall of snow at the front of my driveway, that I will have to shovel before I can drive into it after work tonight. More good exercise. This winter is definitely helping my arm and chest strength.

For the first time ever, my webber is completely covered by snow. There is only a little bump on top of the snow to show where it is.

I took pictures with my cell phone as it looks like Dec. 3th, on March 28th. We're supposed to be boiling sap by now.

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I woke up to what looked like a blizzard, but only 2-3 inches of new snow. Now we have off and on rain.
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