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Unread 01-06-2010, 07:10 PM   #16
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Columbus is supposed to get hit pretty big Thursday night and into Friday, hopefully that means no school for me! The CJ is so fun in the snow!!

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Unread 01-06-2010, 07:38 PM   #17
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Wow, sounds like some of you need to move up here in Wisconsin, land of the snow home to rust buckets. We have about a foot of snow here. It is nice as long as what your driving on hasn't turned to ice. I have an engine to swap out and I will be good to go. It's just so cold, below zero maybe up to the teens, it's hard getting anything done in the garage.

Only a foot? I've got picnic table and chairs buried in my yard I cant see anymore.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 07:52 PM   #18
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They are saying that the upper atmosphere Jet Stream hasn't looked like this since the winters of '77 & '78...

'77 we had 6" of ice, topped by about 24" of snow,
Everything stopped for about a month.
I lived on a farm, and livestock still has to be fed, watered, ect. through all that.

38" of snow here in '78 and actual temps of -20F. wind chills of -75F.!
Three of the local guys had pneumonia, so guess which dumb azz farm boy had to feed/water their livestock along with our own!
We were out of school for about six weeks, and it took the national guard over two weeks to get back to us!

Being farmers, we already had our selves dug out,
And I spent more time on a snowmobile than I did on farm equipment, but when you are 16 you really don't care as long as it's not a bicycle!

And people wonder why I joined the Marines at 17 and one day old!
Marines was a cake walk compared to working on the farm!
You just made me laugh my butt off, because I know what you're talking about. If you're going to be a farmer in the mid-west ,you better be tough. Now my GF is giving me stink eye because I'm laughing like a fool during the sad part in a movie she is watching.

We now have around 35 inches of snow on the ground and the high on saturday is forecasted at -2 F. My driveway is over a 1/4 mile long and we have/ had a 7 foot deep drift across the driveway, other than that it drifts in at about 2 foot deep. I am about tired of moving snow. Oh and you have to dig out, even with 6" long arm on 35s I can't make it out through that mess.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:24 PM   #19
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Yeah, like a couple of people, I can't quite get into the spirit of how much fun this whole winter thing is. Too much Michigan. Like JeepHammer, I'm a farmboy, and unlike JeepHammer, I still am. Which means steers and pigs and fowl morning and evening, after work. And it's snowing. And we've had freezing rain. And it's only early January and I'm already sick of it. Talking about how much fun your CJ is in the snow is ok, if it doesn't have a major impact on your life. Me, I'm a LOT more excited about July, and vacation in the U.P. This whole winter thing can pi$$ off, 33's, lockers, V-8's, chains, or no...
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:51 PM   #20
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Yeah, like a couple of people, I can't quite get into the spirit of how much fun this whole winter thing is. Too much Michigan. Like JeepHammer, I'm a farmboy, and unlike JeepHammer, I still am. Which means steers and pigs and fowl morning and evening, after work. And it's snowing. And we've had freezing rain. And it's only early January and I'm already sick of it. Talking about how much fun your CJ is in the snow is ok, if it doesn't have a major impact on your life. Me, I'm a LOT more excited about July, and vacation in the U.P. This whole winter thing can pi$$ off, 33's, lockers, V-8's, chains, or no...
I can't agree more, that's why I was glad to get out of Mi and Maryland/ DC area. Moved to Fl to be warm, but WTF it's 38* in my garage as I type and I'm in SW Fl, I can't even remember how the -degrees feel, but to be in Fl this is BS
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:54 PM   #21
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yup, it's all fun and games until someone gets an icicle in the eye. Or a D300 Twin-Stick. Or something. Ok, basiclly, it's NOT all fun and games...
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Unread 01-06-2010, 11:06 PM   #22
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I've had enough snow already....12" to 18" in my area a week before Christmas and 3 days in my truck pushing it. I'd rather be playing in it with the Scrambler or ATVs.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 11:15 PM   #23
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...Like JeepHammer, I'm a farmboy, and unlike JeepHammer, I still am....

I beg your pardon!

I'm military 'Disabled', but I'm far from useless on the farm!

Family farms aren't something you get away from!
I still work 3 or 4 days a week at the 'Family Farm',
I'm just not the one that has to feed livestock anymore...

After several years in the military,
I came back to the 'Family Farm' which is a corporation now (Damn lawyers!),
And we all do what we can...

I have the chains on the FSJ,
I have a full tank of gas in the FSJ,
I have the blade mounted,
(no hydraulics, have to do it all by hand with a High-Lift jack!)
And I'm probably the one that is going to break a path into the farm yards and dig out the other members of the family that make the day to day operations run...

I'm too old and broken to throw hay, dig fence post holes by hand, ect.
I still run a MEAN CHAIN SAW, I can fix virtually anything, and I've traded in my snow shovel for a homemade flame thrower and snow blade!
I've traded the 1960s snow mobile for a FSJ with lockers and chains since it's got a heater and padded seats and suspension...
But I'm still out there!

With farm folks, it's not what WILL you do,
But what CAN you do!

Farmers don't get the option of calling OSHA or Union Reps when there is something to be done they don't want to do!


It's "BUCK UP, RUCK UP & MOVE OUT!"


(old marines will recognize that!
"Off your dead azzes and on your tired feet!")

If we don't do it,
All those 'Beautiful People' in the cities STARVE AND GO NAKED!
(some of them would actually look good doing it, but you get my point!)

So we clean our own roads, cut the trees, and some times remove the downed power lines... And get on with life!
(Some of us know as much about high voltage lines from grain dryers & elevator equipment as the linemen for the power companies!)

A bank full of money won't buy you a thing if the farmers stop working even for a short period of time!

Never seen a cow milk it's self,
Never seen a brooding house that didn't have to be walked every 2 hours, no matter HOW DEEP the snow gets or the water gets...
Never seen a banker or lawyer that could tend a garden, raise chickens, hogs, cattle, put up feed...
(he'd be a FARMER then!)
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Unread 01-06-2010, 11:28 PM   #24
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I didnt know that their were this many people who post on here regularly from the ohio area. awesome stuff .. people to share the pains of ohio weather with =)
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Unread 01-07-2010, 12:58 AM   #25
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John - send some down this way! We were getting freezing rain all day, still that way. It's amazing the difference in the weather in just 50 miles. Yeah, I don't know if I'd want to live in the snowbelt. I know I'm usually not wanting this weather, but the CJ has me playing more than I did in the F150 (My first 4wd).

Yeah, I definitely have respect for you farmers. I grew up in a "farm school" - probably half the students lived on farms. I've always been glad I didn't - I never liked the idea of early mornings to tend animals before school and then again after school..

I still like the idea of a plow for mine, I remember Dad's old '5 had one. Heck of a lot easier than the shovel for the driveways! Anyone have a '7 with a plow on it for sale at a good price?? I like my '5 the way it is to change anything on it now, so I'd probably go for a '7 and put one one it.

As for the 77-78 winter, I don't remember it very well, as I was only almost 2 years old.. I was born 4/76..
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Unread 01-07-2010, 01:58 AM   #26
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Fun to play, sure as hell not to drive in on the roads, about the worst vehicles I have ever drove on slick roads, I would rather drive the old ladys pacifica
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Unread 01-07-2010, 02:13 AM   #27
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PACIFICA???? I am sooo sorry! I grew to hate those overrated minivans...
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Unread 01-07-2010, 02:45 AM   #28
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point is they are probaly the WORST vehicle all time to drive as a daily driver on slick roads, my jeep has AT pizza cutters on it in the winter, almost a joke to drive on slick roads
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Unread 01-07-2010, 02:52 AM   #29
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Mine's been better than I expected. I am impressed with it. I'm just nervous since the brakes are acting oddly, so I am giving myself plenty of time to stop, which is always the hhardest thing to do in the slick weather.
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Unread 01-07-2010, 04:32 AM   #30
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Well we got a break yesterday and it was only freezing rain but another 1 foot of snow expected tonight.

Got of love Ohio.

I remember the 77 blizzard. I was in a station wagon headed to Chicago from Cleveland loaded with $150K worth of salt that could not go lower than 50*F or they would all ruined.
It was the same year a 58 Pontiac hit my 63 CJ5 head on. The Pontiac got a dented bumper but the CJ lost everything up to it's firewall and the frame on the driver side was pushed back 8". The plow on the front ended up 30' behind the jeep. Sold it for $200.00 though.
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