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I was wondering how much you got out of the storm.


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Spring may happen this year as we have Robins and the Loons are staging here for a few days. Plenty of migratory ducks and geese around too.

Ice is still solid and over 20 inches thick! Average ice out is the first week of April; not happening this year.


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I spent the last week in April in Minneapolis a couple of times.
Originally Posted by Dwight
Spring may happen this year ...
There's always the chance.


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Our winter never really happened. We had a whole 2 days where the ice may have been thick enough to get out on. All of the cold air was to the west of us this year. Also only needed to plow once, and I may as well of not bothered. This was a blessing though, as plowing a gravel driveway is a lot of work in the spring, especially since I had a lot of fresh gravel applied this last fall.

It was a dud of a year for pond hockey. I am starting to doubt if we will ever have sponsored tournaments again. Hasn't happened in 8 years.

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20 inch thick ice. Never seen that and not looking for it

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Storm coming through today-tomorrow. Rain, freezing rain, sleet, thunderstorms, possible large hail. snow, heavy snow, winds past 40 mph. Lots of action by mother nature and nothing government can do about it.


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"Lots of action by mother nature and nothing government can do about it."

-They can spend money. We know that always solves things...


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We were in the mid 80s last week and all that ice disappeared. Don't miss it a bit!! Now we return to a more normal spring with highs 50-60.

Happy Spring Everyone!!


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Thanks for the good Minnesota Springtime update.


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Blowing season ends, mowing season starts grin.


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Originally Posted by Dwight
Blowing season ends, mowing season starts grin.

You don't have a mud season between the two?


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Generally not much mud. Our land is on top of gravel and sand with clay 30-40 feet down. The foot of top soil sucks up the water and casts off the excess to the sand/gravel layer. Very effective drainage.


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That's good Dwight!


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