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Dang, 20 Degrees in Huntsville This Morning

Big ChiefBig Chief Senior MemberPosts: 32,995 Senior Member
Man, I'm almost too far north. :tooth:

Gonna warm up though. But it's in the 30s in my FLA town, so being down there would only be a little better. Cold snap fer sure.

I think since I've been taking a blood thinner (Effient) now, the cold effects me more and Mrs Chief is laughing at me because I'm feeling the cold like she does. I even have been turning up the heat and covering my legs with an Afghan or throw blanket while watching TV at night.
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    ...covering my legs with an Afghan...

    So they let you bring one home?
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    So they let you bring one home?

    :rotflmao::rotflmao:


    Reminds of of some of the guys buying rugs at the bazaars in Afghanistan, one shipped a nice one home and when he called his wife she said it was full of fleas............:yikes:

    I just bought antique guns (mostly) over there....:guns::guns:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Twenty-six here on the Georgia/Florida line around Tall Timbers Research Station! Been smoking a ham since yesterday afternoon, so I was up every hour or so during the night laying on the mesquite splinters to get just the right balance of smoke and heat. Long about 2AM I walked out in the cold and flashed my 3-cell Mag-Light around the yard to see if any fox were after my chickens (lost one Tuesday night). No fox, but the damn biggest racked buck deer I've ever seen close by was about 100 feet away looking at me! I've seen a few bigger a few miles east of my place over where the soil P2O5 is way high, but never seen one that even approached this one! He's safe, though! I'll never drag another deer or hog or bear one foot.....ever!
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    Wambli, south of you it was 58 F this morning... I need it to get into the low 40's so the Mangoes will bloom.

    D
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  • Miss MaryMiss Mary Senior Member Posts: 743 Senior Member
    18 here this morning and only 59 in the house, we have got to get this heat pump replaced the heater coils that come on when it's really cold don't work at all. Now to convince Mr. Jerry who sits at the computer with a small heater right in front of him going full blast. Oh well, I reckon I can find enough clothes to stay warm, but dang it's chilly when I get up early and start turning on all the stove burners to knock out the chill. :fiddle:
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,954 Senior Member
    Yesterday started the day at 70, today it was 28 and my woodpile is frozen together.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,252 Senior Member
    It's just Canada saying, EH, to all the snowbirds!!
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    It was 17 deg here this morning in the ridges. And the pilot light went off on the gas heater sometime last night. It was 55 deg in the house when I got up. :silly: Got the pilot light lit and heater is trying to get the cold out and the warm in. Cheezy Mexican thermocouples made in China! :mad:
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  • bmlbml Senior Member Posts: 1,075 Senior Member
    23 here this morning.
    scottd wrote: »
    The milk of human kindness is often out dated and curdled.

    This is like watching a bunch or **** trying to hump a door knob.....
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,188 Senior Member
    bml wrote: »
    23 here this morning.
    Same thing up here in Michigan.
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    It is currently 29°F @ Lat: 48.053306 Lon: -116.79335 Elev: 2270ft
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  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Cal, that's a heat-wave out where you are especially this time of the year!

    Unrelated question......I've never had much luck catching red fox. A few in leg hold Victors, but never consistent. Tell me how to catch the dang things without hurting mine or near-by dogs that might stumble up on a trap :uhm:
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,436 Senior Member
    Interesting, currently 17 degrees here.
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Cal, that's a heat-wave out where you are especially this time of the year!

    Unrelated question......I've never had much luck catching red fox. A few in leg hold Victors, but never consistent. Tell me how to catch the dang things without hurting mine or near-by dogs that might stumble up on a trap :uhm:

    It is warm for Thanksgiving. Supposed to be 39 today!

    Fox trapping is the same as coyote. You need to make dirt hole sets or set snares on trails. Every successful method puts domestic dogs at risk. I can give you a quick tutorial on how to set, if you are interested.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    I'm interested. Please go ahead.
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Meant the high here will be in the 70's. I guess I need to use more words :tooth: Good luck with your mangoes! Din't know they needed such a low temp. We have them all over in PR and they certainly never see 40's down there.

    They don't need to get cold, but when it hits the 40's we have a better bloom and a better year. A few years ago we had perfect conditions, in the low 40's in December, and then almost no rain from January to May. It was really dry but I had over 2000 fruit from my 8 trees.

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    I'm interested. Please go ahead.

    I'll put it in the Hunting forum. :up:
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    Adam J. McCleod


  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,882 Senior Member
    It was right at freezing temp at altitude yesterday, no fun.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    It was right at freezing temp at altitude yesterday, no fun.

    So what's the difference in temperatures @ ground, 1000 or 5000 feet in a Whirlybird?

    I know a lot depends on the ambient temperature. Say it is 72 degree at ground level...then what at altitudes?
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,771 Senior Member
    Looks like we are 16 deg right now.
    Thats in Rugby ND.
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    It was 34 this morning at the ranch this morning while watching the sun come up on turkey day. I decided to come back home for lunch with the family since I wasn't seeing anything I wanted to shoot. I did start thanksgiving with these nasty little critters at the feeder.

    Gobble-Gobble-Gobble!
    Hard to see them but they are more visible than WMG's bear. There were 10-12 turkeys under the feeder this morning but I didn't feel like cleaning one.
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Tim, quick question. Is that a HUGE cactus in the left foreground? The light green patch with the round shapes? If it is, :silly:.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    Tim, quick question. Is that a HUGE cactus in the left foreground? The light green patch with the round shapes? If it is, :silly:.

    Yes sir it is cactus other wise affectionately known as prickly pear. You know this is south Texas brother, everything around here will bite, sting or stick you!
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    You clean turkeys? I just breast them and take the fan and beard if worthwhile. 3 minutes.

    All I really do too, wife won't eat them and those brush country birds taste a little too much like Sage to me. I just let them go, in the 24 years I have been out there I have shot turkeys 2 times and didn't like how they turned out either time.
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