Farm Life: Winter in Review

As Spring has spiked temperatures into the high 70’s before Easter, we shall conclude that no more winter storms are coming our way.  Time for Spring thunder showers.  Time to review the Fog in August predictions for winter 2016-17.

We could summarize the season by reporting that we were in T-shirts in January to weed the garden.  This is unheard of in our region of the Appalachian Mountains.  January and February should have frozen ground 1 to 2 feet down.  Instead, we had mud-season.

We did have one 8″ snow fall March 14th.  Otherwise, the snow depth ranged from flurries to a couple of inches, with warm days following.  We did have revolving cold snaps with temperatures around 15F, but not for long as waves of 50- 60F days came behind.

In total, we has 12 days with some type of snow.  Three mornings with ice storms, and 19 days with rain.  Usually I would only report snow, but given its scarcity this year, I add some rain to give the idea that we did have pretty consistent moisture.

The Fog in August prediction was for 14 days of snow.  The Hagers-town Alamack predicted 17 snow storms.  Well, 12 was not too far off.  Time to enjoy the spring bulbs and wild flowers.  Hey, how did that Christmas ornament end up down with the Bloodroot?


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Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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12 Responses to Farm Life: Winter in Review

  1. We didn’t get a lot of snow either, though we got some. I appreciated the mild days between the cold ones, and I’m really appreciating Spring. I hope you’re right about no more Winter storms.

  2. tnkburdett says:

    Be there next weekend

  3. Laurie Graves says:

    I think you must have sent the snow north to us 😉 Glad you have plenty of moisture. So important. I guess that ornament is another kind of bulb 😉

  4. Annika Perry says:

    Not bad with twelve days of some snow, we didn’t have a single day…I think half an hour of snow flurry doesn’t count! I had to smile at your Xmas bauble…they do seem to have a knack for appearing out of nowhere! 😀

  5. Love your farm life entries! Are you guys still making goat cheese?

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