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Or I really should say blowed in.  It dumped a foot on Christmas.  Then last night the wind started howling.  The v-plow punched a hole through a couple hours ago, but the trench is now filled in about 4 feet deep.  Not sure when we will get out.  Will not be till at least noon tomorrow, but most likely not till Tuesday some time.

Here are a few pics of our winter wonder land.






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Pretty, pretty cold that is.
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you have no idea how much I would like to be there,thats awesome!

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Originally posted by rifle looney rifle looney wrote:

you have no idea how much I would like to be there,thats awesome!

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Very Beautiful, But lets not get stupid,  I'd like to spend a few hours playing in the snow, the heck with actually LIVING in the crap.
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if you've ever hunted in the snow you'd know what I mean.and look at the scenery!
 dude im in so-cal/so im sure you can understand?
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Originally posted by Steelbenz Steelbenz wrote:

Originally posted by rifle looney rifle looney wrote:

you have no idea how much I would like to be there,thats awesome!

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Very Beautiful, But lets not get stupid,  I'd like to spend a few hours playing in the snow, the heck with actually LIVING in the crap.


Now what do you have against snow?  It is great to live in.
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Andy, James,
I use to work on the Thiokols at the top  of the notch at Baldy.  Andy you wouldn't know where that is but James would.  Rode a 55' panhead up there most days.  Years ago.  Snow is great to play in, but much less to actual have to live in. 


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You do live in Beautiful country though!!!
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I wouldn't mind working with you come spring time.
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I will admit that working in it sucks at times.  -20 for a week or two gets old.  But I would rather be in this than 100 degree heat.  Living in it isn't too bad.  Playing and hunting in it is the best part.

I do work out (up to 16 hours) in it every day, so I know what that is like.  And I guide in it every year.  I still would not want to move to where there are no mountains and no snow.
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It wasn't anything special.  It was a basket case chopper that you took your life in your hands riding from Hacienda Heights to Mt. Baldy.  I had to get rid of the springer and ape hangers the guy had on it before it was actually ok to ride.
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

I will admit that working in it sucks at times.  -20 for a week or two gets old.  But I would rather be in this than 100 degree heat.  Living in it isn't too bad.  Playing and hunting in it is the best part.

I do work out (up to 16 hours) in it every day, so I know what that is like.  And I guide in it every year.  I still would not want to move to where there are no mountains and no snow.



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Thats not snowed in. That is a light dusting. Very nice. How far do you drive to the mill. I don't see any trees around there.
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boy druy we got more snow than your do! my yard hydrant is almost burried and the snow is higher than the skirting on my house, i cant even shovel the snow off my porch to the ground i have to actually scoop it up and throw it over the rail, and we are predicted to recieve at least another 6 inches between tomorrow and tuesday, enough of that crap!
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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Thats not snowed in. That is a light dusting. Very nice. How far do you drive to the mill. I don't see any trees around there.


I will try to get a pic as we bust out tomorrow.  It really is more of a dusting.  A foot isn't that much.  It was the wind that was killer.  Blowing 20 to 30 mph.  It drifted the road four or five feet deep.  So many of them in a row you can't keep enough momentum in a truck to bust through.  We will be digging out in the morning with the tractors.

The county made one pass with a v-plow on a grater and gave up.  All he did was cut a big trench that the snow filled in.  He actually made it worse.  A newbie driver we are guessing.  So we are going to dig out ourselves.  We are kinda at the end of the gravel road out here.

I drive about 20 miles to the yard.  The drifts are only for the first 2 miles.
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Being snowed in on the prairie is really better [ safer, I guess I mean ] than being socked in with a snowstorm in a big city with 900 million jerk drivers that don't know how to drive on a sunny day in July-- let alone ice and snow. 
 
Kinda hard to keep up with the wind when it's blowing it all back in as quick as you can clear it!!  Do you have any stock out there that needs to be fed?? 
 
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Kinda hard to keep up with the wind when it's blowing it all back in as quick as you can clear it!!  Do you have any stock out there that needs to be fed?? 
 
 
Gee Ed is offering to haul some bales of feed!!!!
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You are right Ed!  I would rather be snowed in out here than in a city with a bunch of morons that don't know how to drive in snow and ice.

We do have about 100 head (soon to be 100 pair) that we have to feed right now.  But we have four wheel drive tractors for that.

The biggest problem is the road.  The south side has fields that are higher and we had a south wind for a couple days.  So the wind just covered the road in 4 feet of snow.  I heard one tractor leave just now, so I better go get in one of the other ones and help out.
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Boy, that reminds me of my days on the farm.  I lived with my Grandparents for part of my Jr. year and all of my Sr. year of high school.  We got snowed in at least once every winter.  They lived 10 miles from the nearest town and were on the end of 3 town's plow routes.  So, we couldn't get out until 2 of the 3 made it out to our area.  That usually meant 3 days.  You can imagine how a 17 yr old felt about being snowed in with his grandparents for 3 Days!!!!!!!  They had a 100 yard long lane that I hand scooped on more than one occation.  My Grandpa had a tractor, but most of the time it wouldn't start.  Hell, they didn't care about being snowed in, they weren't going anywhere!
 
I do miss the quiet and the starlite nights........ can't get that in the city!
 
Helo, do you guys put chains on the tractors or they all 4 wheel drive dualies?


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i think ed should run the manure spreader and ick should stand behind it!
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i think ed should run the manure spreader and ick should stand behind it!


That would sure hurt right now!  It is all frozen!
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well isnt that point??Jerry Springer
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