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by KathyLauren
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 21
Views: 1028

Re: Has Spring sprung?

We have icing sugar snow rather thick and lying with a wicked east north east wind adding a chill factor of -8 or thereabouts today. Underneath the soil is sodden from previous heavy rain and snow. KL I think that we both have the remnants of winter hanging on. Planting may well be April outside. I...
by KathyLauren
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 21
Views: 1028

Re: Has Spring sprung?

Oh, how I miss living on the west coast with its British-like climate! By now, out there, the snowdrops would have been and gone, the crocuses would be flowering, and the daffodils would be up and starting to set buds. Here, we had 33cm of heavy, wet snow last week. It took me four tanks of fuel in ...
by KathyLauren
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie here :)
Replies: 12
Views: 1169

Re: Newbie here :)

Hi, Bubblefamily. I'm kind of an Ish wanna-be. I am not really successful at it, though. I have one thing in common with you: I was born in Northern Ireland. I live in Canada now. For a while we lived on an island on the west coast of Canada where the climate was very similar to that of the British ...
by KathyLauren
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 1452

Re: Storm Dylan?

Tractors and cars should be doubly OK because they are insulated from the ground by rubber tyres A lightning strike is typically around 3,000,000 volts per metre. A rubber tire is not even going to slow it down. Agreed, but the downward negative stroke is attracted to upward earthed positive stroke...
by KathyLauren
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 1452

Re: Storm Dylan?

Odsox wrote: Tractors and cars should be doubly OK because they are insulated from the ground by rubber tyres
A lightning strike is typically around 3,000,000 volts per metre. A rubber tire is not even going to slow it down.
by KathyLauren
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 1452

Re: Storm Dylan?

If you are in an enclosed vehicle of any kind (like a tractor with an enclosed cab), stay in it. If it gets hit by lightning, the lightning will stay on the exterior of the vehicle, and you will be safe. On the other hand, if you are in an open vehicle, such as an unenclosed tractor, a convertible w...
by KathyLauren
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 1452

Re: Storm Dylan?

Green Aura wrote:Best of luck, KL, keep safe.
Thanks. It was a doozy, but no damage at our place. We didn't even lose electricity. I guess the generator did its job. ;)
by KathyLauren
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 1452

Re: Storm Dylan?

You folks name winter storms? Cool! We have a bad one headed our way, due to hit later today. The central pressure is lower than that of many hurricanes, and the winds will be of hurricane strength. It won't be fun. The road over the mountain is already dodgy from previous storms; this one is going ...
by KathyLauren
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 7938

Re: Someone say something

It's not very ish-y, though I suppose DIY counts as ish-ier than getting someone in to do the work. Here is me running a rented excavator to make a trench for underground power to our barn.
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by KathyLauren
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 7938

Re: Someone say something

The wind has brought my greenhouse down, so that's what I should be doing today. It's still quite windy, though - and I've just not got the up-and-go... :( All my little plants will be squashed, anyway. Oh, no, Ina! That is a nasty setback. Will it be a big job to rebuild it? Do you have plants in ...
by KathyLauren
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 7938

Re: Someone say something

I updated my avatar. :) We're not doing much with the garden this year. We have strawberries ripening, and the raspberries are doing okay. The asparagus has been neglected for a few years, and we shouldn't have picked any last year, so it's looking pretty sickly this year. Neither of us has the dedi...
by KathyLauren
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 7938

Re: Someone say something

We are still waiting for spring here, even though today is suposedly the first day of it. At least we didn't have to shovel after last night's non-storm. I planted daffodil bulbs along the driveway last fall. I really want the snow to melt so they can start growing. We are going to re-plant strawber...
by KathyLauren
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dangerous weather
Replies: 9
Views: 1366

Re: Dangerous weather

Not even tempted to plant anything here. We had 40 cm of snow yesterday, up to 1 metre in drifts. I spent all day with the snowblower and shovel digging out.
by KathyLauren
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Happy 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1092

Re: Happy 2017

Belated happy new year to everyone! I think 2017 is going to be a good year for me.
by KathyLauren
Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Minnesota USA
Replies: 14
Views: 5131

Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

Good to see you again, Jon!