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thistlebloom

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5,666+ feet, and it’s been in the 40’s for the last several weeks. But I like rain in the valleys and snow on the mountains, means we’ll have water for growing come summer but I don’t have to break any ice right now!
What area of Utah are you in? Considering your elevation, that's really warm.
 

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Nooo, not quite the same thing :lol: but I do admire you trying to relate!
We need the ground to freeze too... getting hay today...DH won't let me drive it out to the pasture with the truck... so I will bring it home then I will load 5/6 bales on my garden tractor trailer... :tongue which will make the process take 3 times as long.
 

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@thistlebloom Beaver county is considered central Utah but we’re the southern part of that central. 5,666 ft is the elevation for Greenville, I’m up in the bench above that looking down on Beaver, the county seat which is at 5,902 ft according to Wikipedia so we’re probably a little above that. Our first few winters here it was below zero and snowy from November on. Now it doesn’t come around until February. As long as we get needed moisture to grow and it keeps hay prices down I won’t complain.
 

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It’s really funny to hear y’all complaining that it isn’t cold enough. That’s sorta like me complaining in August that it isn’t hot enough. LOL LOL
Oh SO not the case! Nothing good happens in your area when it gets hotter in August. I'm not asking for 0°F and colder temps (though that is what we will have in the morning) but the constant bouncing above and below freezing makes a heck of a mud mess. Mud season is supposed to be late March/early April, not all winter long! There are things one can not do when the ground is a mud pit and driving on it just makes the mud pit worse.

We need the ground to freeze too... getting hay today...DH won't let me drive it out to the pasture with the truck... so I will bring it home then I will load 5/6 bales on my garden tractor trailer... :tongue which will make the process take 3 times as long.
I hope the GT doesn't get stuck!
 

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We are 7 feet above sea level here and 35 miles inland from the gulf :ep...do ya all get nose bleeds up there ?
I'm not quite as close to sea level as you, at abt 700'. But if the sea suddenly rose to the lower edge of my property, I'd walk to the other edge and STILL be 3 times higher than you are now. Potatoes are easy though. Just dig 1 hole at the bottom of the hill and they all roll out.
 

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I'm not quite as close to sea level as you, at abt 700'. But if the sea suddenly rose to the lower edge of my property, I'd walk to the other edge and STILL be 3 times higher than you are now. Potatoes are easy though. Just dig 1 hole at the bottom of the hill and they all roll out.
Well that's the best use of a garden hill I've heard yet!
 
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