Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-23-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,426
First freeze: Taking bets

Today is August 23, and the weather radar shows a low pressure system heading into New Mexico from the west. Assuming the current track, this means that we should have northerly flow in two or three days, calm thereafter.

And that means we should have our first freeze of the season in Angel Fire along about Monday night, give or take a day. Anybody want to take bets?

Oh, Airstream content, of course! This means I'll certainly need to winterize the rig before I head back to Angel Fire in September, when the freezes will turn into hard freezes. I've got about a half gallon of the pink stuff at home, so will need around another two gallons. Saw it at WallyWorld earlier for close to $3, so here's the stake: Six bucks says the first freeze is early next week.


Lynn

PS: I just checked the Weather Channel, and they are betting against me. Ha! Little do they know!
__________________

__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
mefly2's Avatar
 
2015 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Western , ** Big Sky Country ** Montana
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,283
We've already had freezing temps in MT ...
__________________

__________________
mefly2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 05:26 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Wayne&Sam's Avatar
 
2014 25' Flying Cloud
Cuddebackville , New York
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,099
Images: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by mefly2 View Post
We've already had freezing temps in MT ...
Where in MT? Sam's heading there next week
__________________
Wayne&Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 12:21 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
mefly2's Avatar
 
2015 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Western , ** Big Sky Country ** Montana
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,283
Snow in Glacier... low temps in Butte, Seeley Lake, and we expect frost tonight in many areas ...
__________________
mefly2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 08:06 AM   #5
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,426
We were pretty close this morning. It was 35 out, and the stormy clouds haven't even departed yet. (The lowest temp will come when the clouds and breezes from the low pressure system depart to our east.)


Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 08:29 AM   #6
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,326
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
We could use some cool air in our direction, instead of these tropical storms that are headed toward us.

I didn't realize y'all cooled off this early in the summer...
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 09:18 AM   #7
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
 
CanoeStream's Avatar

 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
Vine ripening of tomatoes goes out the door once they encounter temps as low as 40-45. Does that mean that Angelfire-eans must count on farmers' markets from lower altitudes? What can you garden up yonder?

Count your blessings up here on the toon-dra. (he said, wiping the seed rolling down his chin)

__________________
CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 09:31 AM   #8
Moderator
 
Kevin245's Avatar

 
Vintage Kin Owner
... , ...
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 9,390
Images: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by CanoeStream
Vine ripening of tomatoes goes out the door once they encounter temps as low as 40-45. Does that mean that Angelfire-eans must count on farmers' markets from lower altitudes? What can you garden up yonder?

Gardening tip we use in the South.

When the Fall temps dip to the mid 40's we pull our tomato plants up by the roots and hang them upside down in the carport, garage, or shed next to a window. Most of the green tomatoes will ripen out on the vine.

Good eats...
__________________

"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Kevin245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 10:04 AM   #9
Moderator
 
Kevin245's Avatar

 
Vintage Kin Owner
... , ...
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 9,390
Images: 9
But until frost does come we do this with our extra tomatoes.

Fresh and canned salsa. Listening to the lids pop from this mornings batch.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1884046567.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	486.4 KB
ID:	166715  
__________________

"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Kevin245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 10:04 AM   #10
Rivet Master
 
c_lewis77's Avatar
 
1982 34' Limited
Brunswick , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,084
Images: 22
Down here we consider below 60 degrees winter weather! Its just now getting into decent camping weather!
__________________
1982 34' Limited
2000 Excursion V10 4x4
WBCCI #3321
TAC #GA-24
c_lewis77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 10:22 AM   #11
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
 
CanoeStream's Avatar

 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
Should I be planting snow peas and iceberg lettuce in November?

I sure know that Lynn sees cold temps earlier and later than most of us here on the forum. We've just had a couple humid Georgia-like mornings, but we have started to have the occasional dawn in the 50s.
__________________
Bob

5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 11:13 AM   #12
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,426
Oh, if you have a greenhouse in Angel Fire, you can do tomatoes for a while, but the growing season -- last freeze in early June, first freeze in late August -- is too short to fiddle with them outside. Aspen and wildflowers and pines are a different story.


Lynn


Quote:
Originally Posted by CanoeStream View Post
Vine ripening of tomatoes goes out the door once they encounter temps as low as 40-45. Does that mean that Angelfire-eans must count on farmers' markets from lower altitudes? What can you garden up yonder?

Count your blessings up here on the toon-dra. (he said, wiping the seed rolling down his chin)

__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 11:23 AM   #13
65th Anniversary CLIPPER
 
masseyfarm's Avatar

 
1996 36' Clipper Bus
Tub City , British Columbia
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,271
Images: 55
What about ICE WINE?

Dave

Quote:
Originally Posted by eubank View Post
Oh, if you have a greenhouse in Angel Fire, you can do tomatoes for a while, but the growing season -- last freeze in early June, first freeze in late August -- is too short to fiddle with them outside. Aspen and wildflowers and pines are a different story.


Lynn
__________________
masseyfarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 11:52 AM   #14
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,426
Oh, that's expensive stuff, too much for my cheaper palate! (How about two-buck Chuck?) Alas, the soil up here isn't too well suited to vines, I think. Maybe. Who knows? But given the plethora of vinyards lower down, I suspect it wouldn't be worth the try.

Lynn

Quote:
Originally Posted by masseyfarm View Post
What about ICE WINE?

Dave
__________________

__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.