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mkline
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Post Thu. Feb. 28, 2013 2:03 pm

The Crocus are starting to pop up,down by the crick toothy .Everything is thawed out and muddy here at the house.

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Mike


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Post Thu. Feb. 28, 2013 3:31 pm

KROKUS!!

:P

The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

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Post Thu. Feb. 28, 2013 4:27 pm

spring isnt far

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Post Thu. Feb. 28, 2013 4:35 pm

Those are aconites. Crocus will be in a few weeks.
Snow drops have been blooming since early January.
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Post Thu. Feb. 28, 2013 4:38 pm

Your season is way ahead of ours. Got nothing here, although I noticed the blueberry bushes are budding. 8-)
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

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Post Thu. Feb. 28, 2013 7:26 pm

Noticed a lot of daffodils & my rhubarb coming up most of the rest of the yard is still snow covered.
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Post Thu. Feb. 28, 2013 8:22 pm

How did I know Smitty would be thinking of that Krokus toothy .I was thinking the same thing when I was posting the pics.Thanks for the info tsb.They bloom in the same spot so I was just thinking they all were the same bop2 .

Mike

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Post Thu. Feb. 28, 2013 10:06 pm

I still have snow in my back yard, I'm at higher elevation on the north side of a hill though. It was just yesterday the grass started appearing again.
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Post Thu. Feb. 28, 2013 10:14 pm

Only places I have exposed grass is over the septic tank, and where I plowed. Still 6" of snow average, with piles a couple feet deep.
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

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Post Thu. Feb. 28, 2013 11:14 pm

SMITTY wrote:Only places I have exposed grass is over the septic tank, and where I plowed. Still 6" of snow average, with piles a couple feet deep.
I only got about 8 inches during that storm. ;)
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Post Fri. Mar. 01, 2013 9:03 pm

LUCKY! :D

We got 2' with 5' drifts here and there. The 6" that's left is after 2 weeks of temps hitting the low to mid 40°s. LOTS of snow melted, but still quite a bit left.

COME ON SPRING!! :whip:
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

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Post Fri. Mar. 01, 2013 9:37 pm

My bride does the HAPPY DANCE when her Cocuses start coming up :D Remember happy wife, happy life :roll:

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Post Sat. Mar. 02, 2013 7:06 am

You guys must be at least a month ahead of us...season wise. It is snowing and blowing here, still in the deep freeze. The big ice cube called Lake Champlain will keep it cold here for at least another month and a half.

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Post Sat. Mar. 02, 2013 7:10 am

If we don't get a good freeze this weekend, the maple sap season will be over.
Don't know if they even started up north yet.
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Post Sat. Mar. 02, 2013 8:53 am

Sap seems to be flowing well here tsb, many here have gone to blue bags to collect sap & they are filling fast & some have been replaced at least once already. Hopefully it will make up for the crap year they had in 2012.
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