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Old 05-15-2008, 04:03 AM
 
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Default Wow..finally some rain!

Boy do we need it...I think we're in for one of those non-stop few days of rain, according to the weather channel, but it's very welcome!

Hope everyone is enjoying the gorgeous spring days (apart from those persistent gnats).
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:29 AM
 
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The flies haven't come yet?
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Western views of Mansfield/Camels Hump!
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We encountered tons of flies last weekend...I thought it had rained quite a bit the last couple of weeks? That's what we were told over the weekend, but this was also further north than where you are Gypsy....

And how are you liking spring????
Was it worth the winter?
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Rutland, VT
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As much as I've enjoyed these dry, gorgeous, sunny days, I'm glad that everything is getting watered.

I could have predicted the rain without checking the weather as I washed my car yesterday.
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Oh the black flies are out allright! I was out last night clearing some brush and had a swarm around me head within minutes. Little buggers
I'm happy for the rain too. I just wish it would rain during the week and not on the weekend! Oh well.
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:05 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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I just wish it would rain during the week and not on the weekend! Oh well.
Me too! Was thinking of going camping and fishing this weekend, but on the bright side, my garden will do better with some rain.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'm still hoping for one late frost to kill off all the bugs. I remember that happened a few years ago and we didn't have mosquitoes until fairly late in the season.
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:03 PM
 
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I'm still hoping for one late frost to kill off all the bugs. I remember that happened a few years ago and we didn't have mosquitoes until fairly late in the season.
Won't it kill the young plants, too? If it's a hard frost, it can hurt the orchards. Are the bugs really that bad? I was in upstate NY last summer, including the
Airdirondacks, and I came armed to the teeth with every kind of bug spray there is, and much to my delight, I didn't need to use any of it! And I spent quite a bit of time lakeside. Aside from the common housefly, which there was plenty of, there wasn't much difference in "bugginess" between our vacation spot and our home in Northern CA.
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:06 AM
 
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Is THAT what those 'gnats' are? Weird and annoying bugs! I met a girl at the park (also from out of state) and we were saying 'what the heck are these swarming bugs...?"

They seem to be bad near the water or if you are outside after dinner...can anything be done about them? (I like to walk my dog & son at night). Natural, though..I hate bug sprays and chemicals...

We had some rain, but no, it's been a very dry (and beautiful) spring so far. Yes, it was worth the winter. If only it 'would stay nice...for another...let's say...10 months!!
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Rutland, VT
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Is THAT what those 'gnats' are? Weird and annoying bugs! I met a girl at the park (also from out of state) and we were saying 'what the heck are these swarming bugs...?"
You'll know for sure if some of them bite you and you have welts that last for months!
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