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24 mins ago, RAW said:

Borax and brown sugar re vibe your eggs, mesh, stretch thread if making sacks. If you catch a brown with eggs you can slide thumb and index from head to tail to get eggs, then release fish. Brown trout eggs are best

Didn't even think of that.   We used to "milk" male shad and "strip" eggs from female shad in the holding tank at the Saco dam before trucking them up river.

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1 hour ago, Roccus7 said:

My winter wonderland is GONE!!  On the extreme coast, the Poseidon and Aeolus flipped flopped the "Lottsa Snow, a Little Rain" forecast into a "Dusting, <1", to POURING RAIN"!!  Not a happy snowshoer!!

I'm inland and I'm anticipating wet cement when I get out to clear the driveway.  Called in due to my foot, so that should be extra fun.  Winter nightmare?

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49 mins ago, Skunkoff said:

I'm inland and I'm anticipating wet cement when I get out to clear the driveway.  Called in due to my foot, so that should be extra fun.  Winter nightmare?

Just make sure you give the shovels and blower a good WD40 coating.  Helps the blower make sausage...

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36 mins ago, Roccus7 said:

Just make sure you give the shovels and blower a good WD40 coating.  Helps the blower make sausage...

Lol.  I'm usually chopping the sausage out of the chute.  That thing needs to go to the shop this coming spring.  Been running on half choke for a couple years now.

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3 hours ago, skinnywater said:

Man you gotta hire someone or get a snowblower.  We had a ton of snow now it's pouring rain..lol crazy winter

I have one, serviced it was all good. The first snow storm, went to put it in gear, wouldnt move. The friction disc is worn, need to replace it, ugh.

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5 hours ago, 7 Rivers said:

I have one, serviced it was all good. The first snow storm, went to put it in gear, wouldnt move. The friction disc is worn, need to replace it, ugh.

Dang man that sucks. If you were closer I would come help you shovel.    

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3 hours ago, skinnywater said:

Dang man that sucks. If you were closer I would come help you shovel.    

Thanks man, appreciate it,  so far, getting it.

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11 hours ago, Skunkoff said:

Hope everyone is prepped for this crazy arctic blast we're getting.

Kind of funny in that we've become so wimpy because of these nothing winters of late.

 

While living in Northern Illinois, the coldest and hottest place I've ever lived in, I learned what "cold as a witch's left titty" really meant.  In the 80s we would routinely have an ENTIRE WEEK where the temperatures, not the wind chill, would never get above 0° F!!!  Some winters it would happen 2 times.  Nothing like going out at lunch when it's -5°F.  On the "coldest" event, AM TEMP was -40°C or F, they cross there, with a -70°F wind chill...  

 

Was always funny when an extended negative freeze broke and I went outside on the first "warm", +5°F morning.  Was ready to go back in and put on shorts and & Tshirt!! 

 

Shades of Muppet Christmas Carol...

 

 

 

Edited by Roccus7

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Wood stove cranking, wood pile shrinking. Hopefully friggin oil guy shows up today as "scheduled" (other guy didn't show up Monday grrr). Nice to also have electric for emergency if I need it. Supposed to be back to warm temps next Monday, back to fishing!!!!

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Glad I got my tank filled!  Hitting 40 on Sunday and above 40 on Monday.  Damn right, back to fishing!  Fish will be hungry!

Edited by Skunkoff

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On 1/26/2023 at 7:53 AM, RAW said:

We lost power for 27 hours, but had gas fireplace and used 12 v. batteries and an inverter to power blower, 77 degrees. The town plow filled in driveway thinking we were in Fl. They did come back and clear up, Then I snowblowed our place and 2 neighbors 

how many batteries to get thru 27 hours?

 

 

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12 hours ago, Roccus7 said:

Kind of funny in that we've become so wimpy because of these nothing winters of late.

 

While living in Northern Illinois, the coldest and hottest place I've ever lived in, I learned what "cold as a witch's left titty" really meant.  In the 80s we would routinely have an ENTIRE WEEK where the temperatures, not the wind chill, would never get above 0° F!!!  Some winters it would happen 2 times.  Nothing like going out at lunch when it's -5°F.  On the "coldest" event, AM TEMP was -40°C or F, they cross there, with a -70°F wind chill...  

 

Was always funny when an extended negative freeze broke and I went outside on the first "warm", +5°F morning.  Was ready to go back in and put on shorts and & Tshirt!! 

 

Shades of Muppet Christmas Carol...

 

 

 

 

we used to have "winters" here... I love winter but then again I really like these extended falls now...  I'm perplexed on that

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27 mins ago, makomakoman said:

how many batteries to get thru 27 hours?

 

 

Only 2 , ran it about 5 minutes every 30-40 minutes, the Regency stove radiated great heat, but not in this weather

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56 mins ago, makomakoman said:

 

we used to have "winters" here... I love winter but then again I really like these extended falls now...  I'm perplexed on that

It's starting to remind me of Virginia, and despite loving to ski I think I'm good with it! Tied some new flies to try out next week, can't wait.

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