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« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2018, 09:40:49 pm »

Bright, sunny day, no wind - but -36C.  It's -40 where Fahrenheit and Celsius meet. Only been that cold a few times over the last decade.

I often wonder how the little birds survive these temps. It is my pleasure to feed them sunflower oil seeds. They also like some types of dog kibble.

Time to bundle up and take the dogs for their morning walk.

We should meet someplace in the middle - its been + 43 to +45 C here a fair bit since christmas - starting to ease off a bit the last week - we get our bugs in spring too - september - october -- skeeters - little black bushflies by the million - rutherglen bugs all summer - lil suckers climb through the window screens at night - they getting worse n worse - being hosted on canola crops 
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« Reply #26 on: Yesterday at 04:26:47 pm »

I don't know if I could adapt to a place that didn't have extremes of temperature. Gives me something to look forward to.

The odd thing is that it swings to +36C in the summer. Last year was very dry and we paid for it with a devastating wildfire season that destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres and many homes, businesses, etc. The wildlife habitat as well, of course.

I've never seen it so dry. We closed our local ranges as did others due to the fire hazard. The wild berry crops dried up on the bushes, making for a lot of hungry bears.

The good news was that it was so dry, the bug season was very short as all the ponds dried up. Oddly, the grouse population flourished. Wet springs and summers are hard on the chicks and few survive.

It was -36C this am again, but it warmed up to -10C so me and the dogs went x-country skiing on the lake. The snow had a hard crust on it from the wind, si I only sunk a few inches on my skis. Not a cloud in the sky!

Great to leave your tracks on a beautiful lake 5 miles long and be the only one out there. Yesterday I was on the lake with snowshoes so I knew that it would be good on skis. While I was on snowshoes, we went into the trees on a trail where the snow was quite deep and the snowshoes sunk about a foot in soft snow.

If you want a good aerobic workout, I highly recommend it as a pastime. Around here, if you can't go there in a 4x4, snowmobile or quad, you stay home. That's when I get out the skis and snowshoes.

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I don't do these things to others and I require the same from them."  John Wayne
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