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Comment by Vicky Myers on January 7, 2017 at 6:01pm

Still snowing and no mail. Spending my day being a vegetable.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on January 7, 2017 at 4:05pm

Coal, oil, gas, diesel, electric is what Carbon Tax is put on as of Jan. 1st 2017 . It is 115.9 for regular gas for van, higher other places in Alberta.

I cleared along the curb so if anyone parks they can open their door and get out fine. Below curb I made as smooth as possible just in case Chinook comes and causes a big meltdown then water has straight to the corner drain. Not doing curb out front, could get hit, very slick and close calls if I had been working on front curb.

I hope no more snow for awhile.

Comment by Vicky Myers on January 7, 2017 at 3:18pm

Snowing here again, started at noon like they predicted. Hopefully not til Wed and not at the rate it is coming down, claiming 3-7". I tried to bring in some bags of potting soil but they are frozen to the wheelbarrel. Need to put the things I started indoors into bigger containers and move to the porch under lights. Did get a run at the driveway and got the car back into the garage a little bit ago was hoping the mail was here when I did it. Expecting playing cards w/edible weeds/wild plants on them and a mosquito net for my head.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on January 7, 2017 at 1:59pm

Another cold morning at -1 degree. I turned the heater on in the well house so it wouldn't freeze. Nancy what kind of Carbon are you talking about? Keryn did the shade cloth work for you? I have been using double shade cloth in a spot in my garden bed for tomatoes to keep the heat down so the  tomatoes will blossom and it has worked for several years now but I have to plant the tomatoes some where in another bed this year to give the soil a rest from the tomatoes. I bought a lot of buck wheat seed to plant so this is what I'm planting this year to get nitrogen back in the soil.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on January 6, 2017 at 10:16pm

Keryn , they give a person here after snow stops 24 hours to cleanup driveway and public sidewalk and maybe to entrances to home. When I lived on Vancouver Island, BC had a rule about watering, odd numbers could water if your house # was odd or same with even. If water was really going sparse from reservoir then certain days. Some people snuck watering in middle of the night. Fines here  for not clearing snow and fines for not watering on right day when I lived on V.Island.   No sales of little items for sale $25 and under. Carbon tax kicked in here in Alberta midnight New Year's Eve, many do not like it at all. Gipped on rebate too. Bye for now.

Comment by Vicky Myers on January 6, 2017 at 9:48pm

An other snow storm/freezing rain coming here Sat- Wed. Grrrr Our temps will warm up to freezing days teens nights from teens days to single to minus nights.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on January 6, 2017 at 9:29pm

Nancy , you get fined for not clearing the side walk of snow. Wow we live different worlds, for sure.  If I get caught I will be fined for watering the garden at the wrong time of day.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on January 6, 2017 at 9:26pm

3rd 40c day and really hot , no humidity where I live . Its a dry heat. No sweating, its a desert type of heat, not tropical.  No amount of water saves the plant foliage  some will come back to life when it cools or if we get rain. But most plants will have to be cut back.  I just put double shade clothe on the orchid house and single shade clothe on the veggie garden.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on January 6, 2017 at 11:35am

William we must have had same here. Just finished  sweeping sidewalks. Bylaw gives residential owners 24 hours after snow came to clear or get ticketed. Just have to clear snow off vehicle and area around it's parking space so won't change to ice when it melts.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on January 6, 2017 at 11:00am

Well we got about 4 inches of snow and expecting more to come through. When it dries up a little I have about 14 plants of asparagus to plant that I started from seed 1 1/2 yrs ago and it's ready to go in.


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