is winter comin early?

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  1. TexasArtist

    TexasArtist Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone else notice their animals getting fuzzier already? Half my goats are starting to get really fuzzy and it doesn't seem to be shedding fuzz neither. :shrug: I'm startin the wod pile now if it's coming like a freight train this early.
     
  2. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Well-Known Member

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    Shhhhhhhhhhhh! :nono: Not yet.........!
     

  3. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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    it could be so. i feel that everything growing is about two weeks ahead of schedule.
     
  4. Jex99in00

    Jex99in00 The Angry One

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    Possibly...all my veggies are growing like crazy
     
  5. fordy

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    .............They're anticipating the first Hurricane :eek: . They want to have some Hair left on their grits after the "Big Wind" comes thru . fordy... :p
     
  6. Farmer Willy

    Farmer Willy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Must be that global warming or er global cooling or whatever the hell I'm supposed to be worried about this week. Personally I think one of those chia's snuck into your goat pen. Sounds like what ya got there is your typical chia goats.
     
  7. ladycat

    ladycat Chicken Mafioso Staff Member

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    It's only been summer a few days!!
     
  8. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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    i am no astronomer, but has anyone considered changes in the orbit or the rotation of the earth? just curious. what changes would have to happen to give us changes in the normal winter/summer seasonal changes?
     
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    fordy Well-Known Member

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    ............Now , to answer your question , a 1 to 2 degree change in the temperature of the Ocean will cause Cataclysmic changes in the weather all over the earth . aka...El Neino(sP)fordy...scientific Advisor to the Rube Goldburg Institute of Advanced Scientific Complexities :nerd:
     
  10. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    Not getting wolly.But we was talking about everything eating really heavy and taking in lots of mineral.Plus seems to be more Babies this year in the Wild Critters.

    big rockpile
     
  11. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Great. DH was just teasing me out of my "The Days Are Getting Shorter" sad mood, when you post THIS!!

    Texas Artist, it will be winter when it is winter.

    PLEASE!!

    ;)

    Pony!
     
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    Well, enjoying an idylic summer here, so us grasshoppers are gonna just set and fiddle a spell..............
     
  13. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Winter ?? Whats that??? Wait are you talking about that white stuff??? lets hope it don't happen here. or the nations foof supply will be hurt. As there are several thousand acres of winter Vegatables grown here..
     
  14. JAK

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    Summer has just arrived here. No talk of winter permitted until after Labour Day.

    Up here on the Bay of Fundy it was an early Spring, but with lots of rain and fog. There was some winter damage caused by early budding, but vegetables seem to be growing like crazy. Peas did very well starting very early as long as the rows were raised enough to keep their feet from getting to wet. I have rhubard and blue berries in a raised bed and it is the best year ever, but they were not in a raised bed last year.

    My beard is a little scruffier than usual, but there is less hair on my head than last year. :)
     
  15. BillyGoat

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    TexasArtist...thatis odd you should ask.

    I live in Tx too. Me and my sis were talking about that this week, The mornings have been unusually cool.

    My cat has a heavy coat and is still eating like winter. And the last week my lab has been sleeping in the dog house, which he usually doesn'
    t do this time of year.

    The pole is still shifting and this is going to affect the temp zones.
     
  16. ladycat

    ladycat Chicken Mafioso Staff Member

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    haha :p
     
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    We didn't really have much of a winter this year & our temps have been mostly above average since April. Rainfall is way below average. Down over 2in for June. I think we've probably got 3 more months of hot weather to look foward to here.
     
  18. uncle Will in In.

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    Dahc Don't Tase me, bro!?!

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    My chickens have also matured early. This year, the roosters were trying to mate at 3 months and the hens were laying at 4 months, that's a month early. On the poultry forums, many others are reporting the same thing.

    The earth's contractions are getting shorter.
     
  20. Pony

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    LOL!

    Have you read Claire Wolf's article on the ant and the grasshopper?

    http://www.backwoodshome.com/columns/wolfe060615.html

    Makes you feel GOOD to be a grasshopper. :)

    Pony!