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- Oct 15, 2014
There was also one that went thru Promised Land State Park years ago. Still can see some of the damage it did.Ouch.
Several years ago in our area we had a tornado go through a small "Lake" Community. (Google "Lake Carey Tornado" and you will see lots of info). While we are not immune to tornadoes in our area, most of the time they are very small and don't last very long because of the overall terrain in the Northeastern PA area (Mountains, valleys, etc...), but this one persisted doing significant damage.
While the area was never quite the same again, it did recover. My greatest hope with anyone that has to endure such tragic weather is survival. The house, church, cars, etc... can all be replaced. The life, not so much.
Cows outside in this cold. Is that where Ice Cream comes from ?? I know chocolate milk comes from brown cows.Today was a high of 13, and as I type this it is -2. The high tomorrow with the windchill is a balmy 5. Oh well, next week up to 30. We can just feel spring in the air! It is almost March, so yes, it will happen. Keeping wells from freezing on the dairy farm keeps us moving, and as always, lots of TLC for the cattle housed outside.
Cows outside in this cold. Is that where Ice Cream comes from ?? I know chocolate milk comes from brown cows. [/QUOTE
PaHunter, I know this is a hard concept to understand, but a healthy cow at about six months or older does grow thick skin and a good coat of hair to survive the harsh winters. Nope, not good ice cream though!!! You are right about that chocolate milk! We make sure there is lots of good quality dry hay, silage, running water, and in the case of heavy snow, a place to go inside, such as a shed. Our newborn calves are raised in outside individual calf hutches, and wear calf jackets. It is hardest for the calf feeders who have to feed/clean in this order, warm water, rinse and clean, warm milk, rinse and clean, more warm water, pail of calf starter, and fresh clean bedding (straw).
As Peg110 said this cold for us is normal. He lives about 20 miles west of me. Last year we had cold around zero for Jan and Feb, this year we have been blessed and have been above normal. I remember snowmobiling in Indiana as a kid, windchill of 40 below zero and out riding around. Well now that I am a few years older, not so fond of the cold. But here in Northeastern PA we do get the bitter cold every so often. Can't wait until next week when we head for Disney and some warmer weather.I am truly sorry that unusually cold weather has come your way. When we were at the Fort in January, we had very warm, and then it turned colder. We were not happy. I am sure when you live in a warm weather state, having temps out of the norm are difficult. That is why we come to visit Florida and Fort Wilderness. We love the warmth, friends, and camping, and of course, Disney.