New guy from SE Michigan.

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    trail twister

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    I my self do veggies in 3 raised beds and about to expand after 4 years. Wife likes Perennials and has about 3200 sq feet of gardens for them. We also have many shrubs which we allow the deer to trim for us up to a point.

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    I also keep bees, have been doing it for a very long time. Build my own boxes, feeders and other wood equipment. Run a 72 frame auto extractor when we extract honey.


    For summer fun we have a 1985 Buick LeSabre we take to cars shows just about every week end

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    I might add I love just about evey thing about winter except ice fishing.


    :D Al
     
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    Awsome! Welcome aboard! Love the car- I drove a 1985 Electra through my college years. Loved the ride!. Maybe you can share tips on bees for beginners? There are so many here that worry how to attract pollenators.
     
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    I don't see a section on Honey bees on this forum. Be happy to share what I know.

    We have made so many friends at car shows with things theyu do covering a wide spectrum.


    :D Al
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum! Great to have you here :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    We've already met Al but welcome to the forum. :) Love the bees, love the car, but you can keep winter! :D
     
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    Winter is my favorite season.
    No mosquitoes, no ticks or other biting bugs.
    No weeding, no watering.

    Just a bit of snow plowing snow blowing. Lots of snowmobileing, cross country sking and so much more.

    :D Al
     
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    You certainly make the most of it. Given the chance I would hibernate. :)
     
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    Maybe have to do this a couple 3 times a winter. But this wasn't the right blower for the job. It was only -30F below that day. Mother in law was worried I might be getting cold. Couldn't believe i worked up a sweat.

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    Should have used this blower on the deep stuff but I had not remade it yet. For this snow
    the little blower would have been fine.
    Was 20F this day with some wind.

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    Proud of this blower. I picked it up as it sat out for the trash man and put 167 dollars into it. A new engine and two new tires.

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    Then there was the fun when Brother I and a friend used to take a weeks vacation to snowmobile.

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    The falls were nearly totaly frozen up.


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    Can't party all night and ride all day with out a nap.

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    :D Al
     
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    Your pictures remind me of my childhood in Alaska. Here in Alabama such snow comes once in a few decades. I will pass along a tidbit useful for snow thrower braggado, a bit of trimmed rubber from a agricultural machine belt bolted or riveted to the impeller blade and trimmed to a tight chamber clearance will double your throw distance and impress your neighbors.
     
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    Hi Al, and welcome to the forum! :)

    I would love to read about it! (y) You can put it in General Chat. @marlingardener also keeps bees, and I would be interested in the variations in care between Texas and Michigan.
     
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    Impeller Up grade has been done.

    Ok think I can do that.

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    That's the first time I've seen a snow blower, a shovel is enough here. :)
     
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    For years we depended on a shovel in fact a couple of shovels. worked all day to clear the one bad snow fall of the year and a week to clean up after a 3 day storm.

    Now can doe several drives in a couple hours. it is a 2 stage model augers bring the snow to the center and an impeller throws it out the chute.

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