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01-19-2014, 02:16 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes yes, we got it all at once. After an incredibly warm winter we finally have winter. This is really good as we don't have much snow, maybe two inches, so I hope this will reduce the tick population and bugs that don't belong. bleh.gif

Quote:A high pressure zone stationed over Finland will ensure that conditions continue to be sunny but very cold throughout the weekend and beyond across much of the country.
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http://yle.fi/uutiset/cold_snap_digs_its...in/7039562

-38.3C up north last night and -41.2C in Sweden. Wind chill not accounted for. It's not that windy. We only got down to -22.

Quote:"It is also a seasonal record," said SMHI meteorologist Lars Unnerstad to the TT news agency. The recorded temperature of -41.2 was a record for that region which is right on the Finnish border.

http://www.thelocal.se/20140119/temperat...-cold-snap

But it sure is purdy! beercheer.gif
01-19-2014, 02:52 PM #2
The Survivor Truthtard
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The sun having gone to sleep will be responsible. It would seem that we are going to have to get used to those long cold winters of old all over again.

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01-19-2014, 03:02 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Maybe so. This is nothing abnormal for this time of year for us though but we haven't had a lot of snow for years it seems.

The weather right now creates a lot of snow on the Swedish coast though, right across the water from here they got 130 cm in 3 days. scream.gif
01-19-2014, 03:54 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(01-19-2014, 02:52 PM)NODOOM Wrote:  The sun having gone to sleep will be responsible. It would seem that we are going to have to get used to those long cold winters of old all over again.

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Yeah, haven't seen this type of weather since I was a kid. Obviously it's cyclic.

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01-19-2014, 03:56 PM #5
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(01-19-2014, 03:54 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Yeah, haven't seen this type of weather since I was a kid. Obviously it's cyclic.

Me either, we used to see -40 every winter but not for maybe 15 years now. It's mild here, -10 at night and thawing during the day.
01-19-2014, 03:57 PM #6
The Survivor Truthtard
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I can remember the Thames river here in London being frozen solid when I was a kid. We used to skate on it. Looks like we will be able to do that again in the years to come.

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01-19-2014, 05:31 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:so I hope this will reduce the tick population and bugs that don't belong

I don't know about that Octo, I read somewhere where these pests can lay dormant in extreme cold conditions. damned.gif
01-19-2014, 05:41 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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Well it seems to be the case with ticks around these parts according to several (Swedish) articles. Especially if the temps are low in March - April when they hatch. Subzero temps will take out a bunch of them then. I wish they would all just die.

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01-19-2014, 05:53 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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wave.gif Hi Octo.

We're just having a break from a recent cold snap, but it's still really cold, well to me at least.

Yeah, those ticks carry all sorts of diseases. In the article below there are a few tips you can do to manage them.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-h...jzraw.aspx
01-19-2014, 06:01 PM #10
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The tics here have TBE and lyme disease. sad2.gif I spent a week in the hospital after I got bit by one.
Gave me a headache worse than a migraine that wouldn't go away. They never found out exactly what it was, but they pumped me so full of antibiotics, that alone damn near killed me. gaah.gif

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01-19-2014, 06:05 PM #11
Ruby Wolf Member
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After around two weeks of snow storms and brutal artic sub zero temperatures we've had about a week of 40s and 50s F but during this upcoming week we're dropping back down into the frigid single digits at night but without any significant snow here in massachusetts i mean taxachusetts.
01-19-2014, 06:11 PM #12
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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We probably won't see those temps until April. gaah.gif
On an up note, it was still light until nearly 4:30 today. Spring IS on it's way.

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01-19-2014, 06:15 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes it is! yay.gif We already have over an hour and a half more daylight since solstice! beercheer.gif
01-19-2014, 06:32 PM #14
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(01-19-2014, 06:01 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  The tics here have TBE and lyme disease. sad2.gif I spent a week in the hospital after I got bit by one.
Gave me a headache worse than a migraine that wouldn't go away. They never found out exactly what it was, but they pumped me so full of antibiotics, that alone damn near killed me. gaah.gif

That's horrible JR, but I'm glad you pulled through it. But, from the article I posted I think using sticky tape and putting your clothes in the dryer after a jaunt in the woods are great ideas.



Also, from the video, a pyrethrin bug killer spray can be homemade from chrysanthemum flowers, or plants of that family. So, why not make your own spray, spray your clothes and put mason in a light fabric hoody? sprayed with the same solution, then check mason's legs and feet when you get home?

I use to make my own pyrethrin bug killer spray when I grew chrsyanthemums, and it worked very well.

More on this...

Insecticidal uses[edit]

"Pyrethrum (Chrysanthemum [or Tanacetum] cinerariaefolium) is economically important as a natural source of insecticide. The flowers are pulverized, and the active components, called pyrethrins, which occur in the achenes, are extracted and sold in the form of an oleoresin. This is applied as a suspension in water or oil, or as a powder. Pyrethrins attack the nervous systems of all insects, and inhibit female mosquitoes from biting. In sublethal doses they have an insect repellent effect. They are harmful to fish, but are far less toxic to mammals and birds than many synthetic insecticides. They are not persistent, being biodegradable, and also decompose easily on exposure to light. Pyrethroids such as permethrin are synthetic insecticides based on natural pyrethrum."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysanthem...cidal_uses

http://hikersnotebook.net/Ox-Eye+Daisy
01-19-2014, 06:42 PM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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We buy Mason a tick collar from the pharmacy every year. It's not possible for a pet to move around without one. He wears it from April to November, depending on the temps. I have myself never had a tick on me thankfully, I hope they hate me. The feeling is mutual. 13.gif



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