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Farmers' Almanac predicts "piercing cold" for upcoming winter
08-26-2013, 03:09 PM #16
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-26-2013, 03:04 PM)Shadow Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 03:02 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 02:58 PM)Shadow Wrote:  Smolensk, it froze here July 29 gaah.gif
Where? (*-*)

Central British Columbia. The following week it was 35C+ go figure.

Yeah, we've had crazy weather here in Ontario too...hot one week then damn cold the next.
08-26-2013, 03:18 PM #17
Octo Mother Superior
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I had to put out some suet balls (which I usually don't do until there's snow on the ground) and the birds are all over them.
08-26-2013, 03:20 PM #18
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-26-2013, 03:18 PM)Octo Wrote:  I had to put out some suet balls (which I usually don't do until there's snow on the ground) and the birds are all over them.

Have you noticed markedly low numbers of bugs this year, Octo?
08-26-2013, 03:20 PM #19
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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We just had a new wood stove and chimney liner installed, may be glad we did.
08-26-2013, 03:23 PM #20
yankees skier
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Bring it on. :ski:woohoo.gif

Biere.
08-26-2013, 03:24 PM #21
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(08-26-2013, 03:20 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Have you noticed markedly low numbers of bugs this year, Octo?

Morning US, don't mind if I reply too? I've seen way more bugs this year and the fruit flies are crazy, only reason i can see for them hanging around is my apple trees.
08-26-2013, 03:25 PM #22
Octo Mother Superior
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You may be really grateful for that before this year is over, Shadow. damned.gif


(08-26-2013, 03:20 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 03:18 PM)Octo Wrote:  I had to put out some suet balls (which I usually don't do until there's snow on the ground) and the birds are all over them.

Have you noticed markedly low numbers of bugs this year, Octo?

Now that you mention it... Yeah maybe so. The mosquitoes were pretty thick as usual early summer, but I haven't seen a single one in weeks. I'm sure I'll see them real quick if I go out in the woods at dusk though. We've had a lot of garden slugs though.
08-26-2013, 03:26 PM #23
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(08-26-2013, 03:24 PM)Shadow Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 03:20 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Have you noticed markedly low numbers of bugs this year, Octo?

Morning US, don't mind if I reply too? I've seen way more bugs this year and the fruit flies are crazy, only reason i can see for them hanging around is my apple trees.

Of course I don't mind, the more the merrier? (not always, huh chuckle.gif).

I think there's a difference from living rural/semi-rural to city - I live in a city and hubby and I were talking about the lack of bugs here. I wonder if the spray the use to control mosquitos is having a negative effect on other bugs.
08-26-2013, 03:30 PM #24
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(08-26-2013, 03:03 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  We have a bird feeder that had some left over sunflower and hemp seed mixture down in the bottom.
The birds flocked back in mid August damned.gif as opposed to late October.
I've already filled it once and put out seed balls which are half gone. At any given time during the day, there are at least 10 sparrows and great teets 37.gif eating from them.
Their behavior is like they are fattening up for winter a solid two months or so early.
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yeah, i ate all your hemp seeds.. my great teets were ğkking hungry..
08-26-2013, 03:31 PM #25
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08-26-2013, 03:31 PM #26
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(08-26-2013, 03:26 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 03:24 PM)Shadow Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 03:20 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Have you noticed markedly low numbers of bugs this year, Octo?

Morning US, don't mind if I reply too? I've seen way more bugs this year and the fruit flies are crazy, only reason i can see for them hanging around is my apple trees.

Of course I don't mind, the more the merrier? (not always, huh chuckle.gif).

I think there's a difference from living rural/semi-rural to city - I live in a city and hubby and I were talking about the lack of bugs here. I wonder if the spray the use to control mosquitos is having a negative effect on other bugs.

i find if i soak in a bath ii have pissed in, the bugs leave me alone.. go figure??

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08-26-2013, 03:34 PM #27
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(08-26-2013, 03:31 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 03:26 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 03:24 PM)Shadow Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 03:20 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Have you noticed markedly low numbers of bugs this year, Octo?

Morning US, don't mind if I reply too? I've seen way more bugs this year and the fruit flies are crazy, only reason i can see for them hanging around is my apple trees.

Of course I don't mind, the more the merrier? (not always, huh chuckle.gif).

I think there's a difference from living rural/semi-rural to city - I live in a city and hubby and I were talking about the lack of bugs here. I wonder if the spray the use to control mosquitos is having a negative effect on other bugs.

i find if i soak in a bath ii have pissed in, the bugs leave me alone.. go figure??

rofl.gifrofl.gifrofl.gif

You never mentioned rinsing off afterwards. 13.gif
08-26-2013, 03:35 PM #28
Octo Mother Superior
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(08-26-2013, 03:23 PM)yankees Wrote:  Bring it on. :ski:woohoo.gif

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08-26-2013, 03:40 PM #29
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(08-26-2013, 03:26 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Of course I don't mind, the more the merrier? (not always, huh chuckle.gif).

I think there's a difference from living rural/semi-rural to city - I live in a city and hubby and I were talking about the lack of bugs here. I wonder if the spray the use to control mosquitos is having a negative effect on other bugs.

No not always rofl.gif

There's no spraying around here, no herbicides or pesticides at all, I wondered if it being my 2nd year with honey bees if that hasn't affected the valley's balance, seems there's more of everything now. The butterflies are crazy this year, swarms of them where before I might see the odd one. Way more bugs too.

I think it might be as UofA Prof Schindler said, that imbalance is the normal and the last 100 years or so has been a period of unusual stability.
08-26-2013, 03:45 PM #30
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(08-26-2013, 03:40 PM)Shadow Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 03:26 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Of course I don't mind, the more the merrier? (not always, huh chuckle.gif).

I think there's a difference from living rural/semi-rural to city - I live in a city and hubby and I were talking about the lack of bugs here. I wonder if the spray the use to control mosquitos is having a negative effect on other bugs.

No not always rofl.gif

There's no spraying around here, no herbicides or pesticides at all, I wondered if it being my 2nd year with honey bees if that hasn't affected the valley's balance, seems there's more of everything now. The butterflies are crazy this year, swarms of them where before I might see the odd one. Way more bugs too.

I think it might be as UofA Prof Schindler said, that imbalance is the normal and the last 100 years or so has been a period of unusual stability.

Ice age or planet warming...it spells doom either way.

Quote:Goldblatt is the lead author of a study — published today in the international online journal Nature Geoscience — looking at the runaway greenhouse effect, which happens when a planet absorbs more energy from the sun than it can radiate back into space.

At that point, the surface would heat uncontrollably and the oceans would evaporate, sterilizing the planet and leaving it with an atmosphere similar to that of Venus. Scientists had previously not believed such a scenario would be possible for another billion years.

http://www.timescolonist.com/business/ru...s-1.563063



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