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Old 09-09-2010, 07:53 PM
 
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Please everyone go buy to much snow equipment, I don't mind alittle snow but would prefer not to see snow like Feb brought.
We've done our duty and have the snow blower to protect us from snow. Our first one was a hand-me-down from the Massachusetts inlaws when they became snow birds to Florida. That thing was big and heavy and I don't think we used it for five years. Great insurance. When it died of old age we waited then finally replaced it and it was two years before it got it's good workout last winter.

The kindergarteners were all excited to find woolly bears outside and I did notice a stripe, but didn't look at its size, so will need to do further investigation.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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Stop the madness with all this talk about snow and snow THROWERS.

Weather observers are calling for a mild winter.

Given all that, as a friend told me once, "it's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it." Go get some sturdy shovels too.

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Old 09-10-2010, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Stop the madness with all this talk about snow and snow THROWERS.
LOL, nope, sorry they'll always be snow BLOWERS to me!

A snow thrower is what you call people who have to use shovels.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:01 AM
 
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Hey guess what--I just saw my first Woolly Bear of the season, and this year they have stripes. Not super thick, but a lot thicker than last year!

(If you're new to the area, be sure to check out our local "weatherguy" the Woolly Bear. The one I saw today had a stripe about half the size of the ones in the photo in this thread. So, that means we'll get a cold winter but nothing like we had last year.)

Woolly Bears
thank you, i've been looking out for this post
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:41 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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LOL, and have you noticed how much bigger the snowblowers are this year? I was looking at them at Sears today and the little "Virginia sized" models were off to the side. It was the humongo serious looking machines that were center stage.
Um, early Christmas presents for someone? I'm surprised they didn't put a bow on them.Or some giant generators right next to them.
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Um, early Christmas presents for someone? I'm surprised they didn't put a bow on them.Or some giant generators right next to them.

LOL I can see it now... "A snowblower for Christmas?! Oooooh Santa you know what a girl really wants!"

(...and after last winter, he'd be right!)
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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LOL, nope, sorry they'll always be snow BLOWERS to me!

A snow thrower is what you call people who have to use shovels.
A snow blower is someone who blows a snowflake as it flutters in the air.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Thornrose Cemetery
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I wonder if they would unleash winter's fury if you stepped on one.
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Orange Hunt Estates, W. Springfield
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Yes, you throw it on your sidewalks and driveway after you finish shoveling. Some people throw it on before the snow falls to make shoveling easier. There are different names/brands and it now comes in different sizes of bags as well as plastic containers with handles.

Don't touch it with your bare hands though; it's caustic.
I would advise not using rock salt on sidewalks. Not only caustic to humans, but it will kill grass near the walks and possibly any shrubs nearby. Also, it burns the pads of dogs' feet and gets into our streams and rivers. Many people over-treat the walks with rock salt and compound the problem; only a little works well. There are safer ice-melting products sold. Just read the labels. Personally, I prefer to shovel any snow off the walks and not use any chemicals. If there is ice, I sprinkle some wood ashes from my fireplace. It provides friction and with sunlight will melt the ice.
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Orange Hunt Estates, W. Springfield
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Can I just use sand? I would swear there is a sign over by the drain on our street that has something on it about what drains in there.
These signs are becoming more common on storm drains. They simply remind people that what goes into those drains ends up in streams and rivers. For example, don't drain car oil and anti-freeze into storm drains or dispose of paints and other chemicals. Believe it or not, that's what some environmentally oblivious folks sometimes do.
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