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Getting Tired Of This Wet Weather

Kevin Felts on a hiking trip

What is the deal with all the wet weather this winter? I have a field to disk up and potatoes to plant. If I were to put the tractor in the field with all this rain, the tractor would sink up to its axles. Then there are the small oak trees that I need to cut and split for firewood.

The front yard is like a mud bog. Walking from the truck to the house is almost like walking through a march.

The winter of 2017 – 2018 has been one for the record books. Unusually cold weather, wet, and a flu epidemic. Replace the flu with the Black Death, and the winter of 2017 – 2018 would sound like something from a history book.

Here in southeast Texas we had snow twice, and back to back night of 18 degrees. That may not sound like much, but for around here it is strange. The last time I remember anything like this was back in 1989.

Farm Work

Winter is my favorite time of year

Winter is my favorite time of year. These southeast Texas winters do not get “that” cold. Its more like a wet cool, then a snowy cold type of winter.

When the cold weather sets in I feel energized, and somewhat adventurous.

The Texas summers are so hot that the heat is oppressive. Want to go fishing in July or August? Better be on the water at sunrise and back home by 10am. If not, you are going to be roasted on the deck of the boat.

Then there are the images from the middle ages. How many pictures or movies show the middle ages a hot time period?

When winter gets here, I feel like the adventurer from Skyrim.

Planting a fall garden

Planting a fall gardenPlease Rate This Article A fall garden should be a serious consideration for any survivalist. Spring and summer crops are one thing, but late season crops deserve special consideration. Examples of cool weather and cold weather crops are – Cabbage, turnips, rutabagas, mustard greens and onions. Garlic should be a consideration as […]

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