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Unread 07-12-2011, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Meyers Farm: Home
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Unread 07-12-2011, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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Grass in Barrow; I know this isn't the type lawn you are talking about. But even in the arctic when it is very cold out in the summer.

Green grass, not the type you mow, the land is too uneven.

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Unread 07-12-2011, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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And as for nearly-90F, cry me a river. It's been 100 where I'm from for a month and it won't get below 90 until at least September. When they get your weather for a day or two it's called a cold front. :P
Well now. I'm from central Alabama. Temperatures are regularly above 100˚F, and the humidity is always at least 80%, often higher. I grew up mowing in that weather. But hey, you live in Valdez now, where it's nice and cool. I was kind of saying that near-90 is hot compared to Alaska, since this is the Alaska forum and all.

Well hey, that's why you ask questions, so you'll know the answers. Hell there are plenty of places where people don't have lawns in the lower 48. It does make sense about the interior being a good place to grow stuff; I think the person I read that from was someone who is disgruntled about living there. The interior is appealing because it's sunny more often, but I do like precipitation, especially lots of snow. I know it snows plenty in the interior, though. Another "I'll know when I'm there" thing.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Homosassa, Florida
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Easy to understand: Deadliest Catch & Ice Road Truckers and Man Vs Wild came from script sound bite ideas. It takes about one or two years to develop molding the scripts together. Big super computer managing all the ideas like from Security Exchange Commission. The ones who know about it are starting to come out. Mr Ballmer from Microsoft and Gloria Estefan. Can you imagine the change of technology & entertainment relies on bob blockus talking out ideas. The whole computer industry started around 1968. Most of the super bowl commercials year after year came from this concept.

At Disney the best ride. The Great Movie Ride. http://youtu.be/cpS262ax04o

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Unread 07-12-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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There are also some fruit trees, apples, around. There is a guy near Palmer that seems to have a good business with apples.
Also, I read some time ago that some farmers around Fairbanks or Delta are working on a strain of corn that will grow up here.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Homosassa, Florida
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Disney casting center building. For new & returning employees.


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Unread 07-12-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Homosassa, Florida
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There are also some fruit trees, apples, around. There is a guy near Palmer that seems to have a good business with apples.
Also, I read some time ago that some farmers around Fairbanks or Delta are working on a strain of corn that will grow up here.
Do you think permafrost soil is harder to grow than volcanic soil? More high society and wall street economics type individuals should build new second homes up in Alaska. Start upwards cash flow investments in Alaska.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Homosassa, Florida
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The hotel I will be working at: Disney's Polynesian Resort. My eyes when working will be focused for south pacific.

YouTube - ‪Disney's Polynesian Resort 2011 HD‬‏
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Unread 07-12-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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Well hell I wonder when my wishing age is? You know what I would wish for? A shiny new King Ranch F-250 with the 6.7L turbodiesel, except it would have a manual transmission, which they don't freaking make on most F-250's anymore! And to add to that wish, I would wish that all car companies would offer all their models in manual. One other thing I've been lusting after is the 2011 F-150 with the V6 EcoBoost engine. Tows 11,500 and gets 17/23 mpg city/hwy. What an engineering marvel, making a V6 work better than a V8.
Ten years ago, I would have wholeheartedly agreed with you. Then I got my dream truck, F350 5 speed. Owned it 3 years. Two transmission replacements. Sold it. Now I drive a Dodge, front ends are a lot easier to replace than transmissions. Good luck man, I hope you get a good one if you do buy one, unfortunately I did not.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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There are also some fruit trees, apples, around. There is a guy near Palmer that seems to have a good business with apples.
Also, I read some time ago that some farmers around Fairbanks or Delta are working on a strain of corn that will grow up here.
This is all really good to hear. Out here in the mountains where I live there are a LOT of little produce stands that sell stuff from local farmers. Now I know I won't be able to get watermelons and canteloupes fresh at a farm stand up there, but that is very cool that people are farming, and that they're doing it successfully enough to make money. Even here, it's awful hard to make a living in farming.

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Ten years ago, I would have wholeheartedly agreed with you. Then I got my dream truck, F350 5 speed. Owned it 3 years. Two transmission replacements. Sold it. Now I drive a Dodge, front ends are a lot easier to replace than transmissions. Good luck man, I hope you get a good one if you do buy one, unfortunately I did not.
Damn. That is brutal. And it was a Powerstroke, not a gas burner? Sorry to tell you, I'll never touch the steering wheel of a Dodge with a ten-foot pole (unless it's someone else's), but that's crazy about the trannies going out like that. Does Dodge have known front end problems or something? Realistically I'll get one of three things:

1) F-150 w/ EcoBoost engine (friggin incredible)
2) Tacoma 4x4 w/ camper shell
3) F-250 6.7L Powerstroke if I feel that it's a reasonable purchase at the time
4) Oh yeah, and if Chevrolet comes out with an equivalent to EcoBoost, I'm on that.
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