Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

January 7, 2010

Frozen Frustrations

This is a summary of a poll taken by The write in answers are kind of humerous if you don't have to deal with the situation described. It does make me wonder about the concept of global warming though. Here,the Southern US is dealing with record low (50 years anyway) temperatures. The Canadian news is showing orange groves being sprayed with water, and giving the prediction of higher than ever orange juice prices. Alberta has just experienced the coldest month of December on record. Yet, the scientists are saying the ice packs at the poles are melting at a rate 30% faster than predicted.

What problems are you facing with this week's below-normal temperatures?
(Check all that apply)

Water pipes freezing 31.97% (243)
Automatic waterers/hydrants freezing 16.71% (127)
Frozen feed 7.37% (56)
Icy conditions in paddocks and fields 61.71% (469)
Footing in arenas frozen 29.08% (221)
Other (please explain below) 27.11% (206)

Total Votes: 760
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What do you think?

1. Is Global warming news hype similar to Y2K, SARS, H1N1 etc

2. How would you explain the record cold in the South, El Ninio or La Nina ( I keep getting them mixed up, let alone being able to spell them)

3. Other

As an ex scientist (retired) this stuff is getting me more confused as not.
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