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Imagejoseph
Jan 25, 2014 11:59 AM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

My daughter works for eBay in the department that deals with those kinds of issues. She says the best way to deal with them is to call eBay. Works much better than their automated scripts.
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
patrob
Jan 25, 2014 12:08 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
Misti is in Texas, near Dallas, and I'm about 160 miles southwest of there, right in the center of the state. This week we had a few nights down in the teens, but today and tomorrow will warm up into the 70's. Then Monday we start another round of cold. We did not get much of the sleet and ice last week, and no ice is expected here next week. We do need rain as usual, but not ice! We have 14 baby calves so far with no problems, and my husband is back on the tractor feeding hay instead of me! I'm trying to get myself in gear and start sowing tomato seeds. Just can't quite get started, though I know it's time.
poisondartfrog
Jan 25, 2014 12:10 PM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
joseph wrote:
My daughter works for eBay in the department that deals with those kinds of issues. She says the best way to deal with them is to call eBay. Works much better than their automated scripts.


That's good to know, Joseph! I went through those near useless automated scripts and filed a complaint, but it took me half an hour to navigate the tail-chasing route you get sent on. I seem to remember a much easier time of it the last time I did this. Now it is as if they want to discourage you from complaining in the first place. If it's not removed in the 24 hours I allowed, I will call them.
Mindy03
Jan 25, 2014 12:39 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Ella we are currently supposed to be at 31 with a high today of 36. Low tonight is supposed to be 17. Tomorrow we are due a high of 46 and a low of 31 then on Monday and Tuesday we go back in the deep freeze with lows dropping to single digits again.
And your early spring bulbs will be fine at the tempers you report. They just aren't going to poke their little heads out as early as they usually do.
ImageArleneB
Jan 25, 2014 1:42 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
I have not been in the mood to start seeds because of the cold but I forced myself today to start broccoli and cauliflower. After I eat I am going to fill plug trays to start some lettuce. I sure hope I can move them all to the greenhouse in a few weeks though. We're supposed to have really cold (for this area) for the next ten days or so.
ImageAndi
Jan 25, 2014 2:41 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
It is snowing again here. They forecasted 1-3 inches. We have at least that much already and it is still snowing. Day time temperatures are in the teens and twenties. Night time temperatures are in the single digits and dipping below zero on Tuesday night. The snow cover should provide some protection for the plants. I am concerned about the survival rate of my recently moved plants. I'll find out in spring.

I brought my potting mix inside to defrost so that I can do some more wintersowing. I haven't set up my indoor light shelf, yet. I was hoping to find a prettier one, but I will use the metal shelf this year. I have a chair and boxes of clothes in the place of the future light shelf. This weekend's project is putting double rods in my closets. I am weeding out clothes for the consignment shop and the salvation army at the same time.

I suspect that spring may be late this year after such a volatile winter. It is hard to know when to start seeds. I don't want to have too many seedlings struggling inside on overcrowded shelves waiting for warm weather. I have started them too early in the past. Valentines day is my goal for starting veggie and annual seeds indoors this year - only a couple weeks away!
ImageSorellina
Jan 25, 2014 3:03 PM CST
Name: Julianna
Victoria, BC USDA Zone 8
Not to be a downer, but I think ArleneB and I have you all beat in the nasty cold weather challenge. Maybe Joseph is as cold as we are, but maybe not. It's -15C with the windchill with winds gusting to 45 kmh and tomorrow's forecast is even bleaker. Low tonight is -16C and tomorrow's high has a windchill of -24C. When it gets close to -30C, F and C are the same.
Grazie a tutti,
Julianna
Imagejoseph
Jan 25, 2014 3:19 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

It's been a mild winter for me... Lows have been around -10C since November. Highs around 0C. Very pleasant. That arctic storm missed us. Mid-day I strip down to a pair of gym-shorts and go out and do yoga. Gives me an excuse to get a bit of sunlight. I won't exercise just for the sake of exercize, but if it's an excuse to get some sunlight I'm all over it. I know that when it gets down to 0 C people in Florida are digging out their winter parkas. Around here when it gets up to 0C it's time for shorts and a tank top.

Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
ImageAndi
Jan 25, 2014 4:13 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
You don't have to go to a fancy gym with a steam room to do yoga, Joseph. That seems to be the latest thing with the yoga crowd.

In spite of my new years resolution, my nordictrac is still collecting dust. Maybe after I finish the closet project.....emptying and refilling closets is a workout when they are as overstuffed as mine - and I haven't even unpacked all of the clothing boxes, yet.
ImageArleneB
Jan 25, 2014 4:18 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
I know I have become a real wuss when it comes to cold weather. I used to be in MI so I do know what cold is. But not as cold as you are having Sorellina.
Imagejoseph
Jan 25, 2014 5:50 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

I put a blanket on top of the snow, and then my yoga mat on the blanket...
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
poisondartfrog
Jan 25, 2014 5:59 PM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
The Ebay photo has been removed. The Seller did not contact me, but the photo has disappeared. One down, one to go!
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 25, 2014 6:47 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Joseph... Your making my knees knock from shivering just thinking about being out in that cold. Men can go out in cold better. Think they have extra layer of fat or something.

Arelene.. We gonna get it big time tuesday morning. Wouldn't be surprised if you get negative numbers.

Patrob... Glad to hear hubby back on the job. Isn't this cold making his injury ache? Wow, so many new little babies. If ya think of it sometime, would love to see a pic. I like em when they small. They scare me when they big and I know most are just as curious about me as I am of them.

Poison... Well that good news for sure. Hope he takes the other one down too. I had checked all his pics on both sites. Wish I knew the name of the person.

poisondartfrog
Jan 25, 2014 6:57 PM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
First name is Heather.
Imagejoseph
Jan 25, 2014 7:20 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

I figure that since I'm a man that I should do manly things. Like dragging the garbage cans out to the street barefoot and without coat regardless of the weather. Not wearing gloves when I work in the garden. Etc...

But I also carry a blanket and parka everywhere the truck goes, even in the summer, cause I'd hate to break down and not be prepared to survive the night.
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
ImageArleneB
Jan 25, 2014 7:53 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
I sure hope you're joking about being barefoot!

Looks like I may have to go out of state later this week for family emergency so I'm glad I didn't get my lettuce plugs planted. My broccoli and cauliflower are in self watering trays so they will be fine.
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 26, 2014 2:07 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
joseph wrote:
I figure that since I'm a man that I should do manly things. Like dragging the garbage cans out to the street barefoot and without coat regardless of the weather. Not wearing gloves when I work in the garden. Etc...

But I also carry a blanket and parka everywhere the truck goes, even in the summer, cause I'd hate to break down and not be prepared to survive the night.



Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


Arlene.. Hope everything will be ok. Hope you don't have to travel far. Do you need me to hold your piggy seeds?
ImageArleneB
Jan 26, 2014 6:58 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Not sure yet WHEN we're going. BIL is not responding so they assume he will be at the end of his journey any time now. We will travel quite a distance, about 16 hours. To PA and we will drive. Just hope the weather holds up or at least not as bad as when we were coming home from MI. If the roads are cleared we should be okay. You don't have to hold my package because someone will be here.
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 26, 2014 7:09 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Arlene thanks for letting me know.

BrendaVR... Hey do you only want new stamps or can they be used postal ones. Just hit me that some of these piggy boxes have stamps on them. I could cut any here out and toss in your bucket.
BrendaVR
Jan 26, 2014 4:45 PM CST
Ontario, Canada (zone 6a)
Starlight: Used is loved. Please do clip them off the packages (I used some cool ones on my package in that hope. The whale is really hard to get used because so few use stamps for that high postage rate).

I love new too but cannot expect people to send me new/unused stamps without me reimbursing them for that cost (although I would be happy to do so for certain ones on my wishlist). So, yes I was requesting any used stamps anyone has lay'en around or comes on the packages or whatnot. (part of me feels a stamp is missing something if it hasn't 'done its job' and been used, but there are some I just can't seem to find used) ;P

Thank you!
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