[Homestead] Are you affected by Global warming?
genegerue at ruralize.com
Sat Apr 21 20:19:46 EDT 2007
On Apr 21, 2007, at 12:43 PM, Lynda wrote:
> Years ago you could count on being snowed in for 2 to 3 weeks at a
> time on
> and off all winter. Again, unless you are up in the Alps section,
> you might
> get snowed in for a day but that's it.
Lynda's post reminded me of a visit to Heartwood about fifteen years
ago by a lady then in her forties. She said that as a child she had
lived upholler for several years; her father had run a portable
sawmill. In fact, the engine that powered that sawmill came out of an
old car, the remainder of which still sits at the edge of the woods.
Anyway, I commented that she had had a long walk to school, about
three miles, up and down two pretty steep hillsides, and that would
have been especially onerous during snow time. She replied, "It
didn't snow then."
During the years between her residence and the current time I have
seen hard winters where the snow stayed on the ground from about
Thanksgiving until sometime in March. In recent years it is rare to
have snow that stays on the ground for three days. I offer this as
information that may support the premise that what we are calling
global warming may in fact simply be part of yet another normal cycle.
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