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Old 07-16-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Thermostat?

No thermostats here.

We have windows open and a window fan running 24/7.
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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No thermostat here either.. took the window fans out last night as the temp had already dropped into the 50's. Very odd for July in Ohio, but I'm liking it!
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I don't like it.

Many of the native weeds are loving this weather, they have shot up high and a lot of our land is like a jungle now.

The ground is saturated with water, so it is hard to get any work done with our tractor. Wet soil makes huge deep ruts, and if you go back over the ground a second time it turns to gooey mud. I get stuck a lot.

I planted 23 fruit trees this spring. A few of them are doing fine. But most are not. The wetness and mild temps are really stunting their growth, the tiny 'spring time' leaves have partly opened but the real leaves have not came out yet. Without any visible growth happening, I am concerned.

Our bees seem to be doing, .. well okay, I guess. Many days it is too wet and humid for them to get outside and fly. I think they are spending more time cleaning their hives then working on pollen. They can not get out very often. There seems to be very little nectar flow this year. They will likely not have enough honey to carry them through the coming winter.

Oddly our mosquitoes are not bad at all this year. Considering the weather, you would think they would be thick as pea soup, and very hungry. But really they are kind of light this year. I have done some abatement, so maybe that accounts for the low skeeter count.

No thermostat here, just window fans.
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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We can't even get rain.. our flower beds are resembling concrete more than dirt.
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:06 PM
 
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We can't even get rain.. our flower beds are resembling concrete more than dirt.
Ditto here....monsoon season is late this year and we are dry as parchment.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Weare, NH
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in NH its about 73F for really muggy days.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Deer Park, WA
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It is in the off position, 80 to 90 this week.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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It is in the off position, 80 to 90 this week.
We have had two warm days this summer.....that's it. It didn't quite make 80 the other day as promised by the weathermen. Now were back in to the rain again!
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Downeast, Maine
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I don't like it.

Many of the native weeds are loving this weather, they have shot up high and a lot of our land is like a jungle now.

The ground is saturated with water, so it is hard to get any work done with our tractor. Wet soil makes huge deep ruts, and if you go back over the ground a second time it turns to gooey mud. I get stuck a lot.

I planted 23 fruit trees this spring. A few of them are doing fine. But most are not. The wetness and mild temps are really stunting their growth, the tiny 'spring time' leaves have partly opened but the real leaves have not came out yet. Without any visible growth happening, I am concerned.

Our bees seem to be doing, .. well okay, I guess. Many days it is too wet and humid for them to get outside and fly. I think they are spending more time cleaning their hives then working on pollen. They can not get out very often. There seems to be very little nectar flow this year. They will likely not have enough honey to carry them through the coming winter.

Oddly our mosquitoes are not bad at all this year. Considering the weather, you would think they would be thick as pea soup, and very hungry. But really they are kind of light this year. I have done some abatement, so maybe that accounts for the low skeeter count.

No thermostat here, just window fans.
Forest, so sorry to hear about your trees and honey, hope it gets better for you... honey bees are so needed for so many things, hope yours get the necter they need. Our goal is to have a family orchard and we need bees for that. Will try to send some sun your way.
We are spending all our money on air conditioning, way to hot here
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Weare, NH
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I have the heat on today to 74F, its raining and raw. It also pours like cats and dogs.


Usually I have the air set at 73F.
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