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farmaholic's Avatar Dec 30, 2017 | 08:43 1 Kinda feel sorry for the livestock and their owners. I guess it's bearable out of the wind. And to think we were dumb enough to try and calv cows in this type of weather this time of year.

Its good weather to aerate rusty grain beetles.

We have to remember where we live and it was only a matter of time before we got the Arctic blast.

Thank goodness for that energy rich packed natural gas, fuel oil, hydrocarbons. I'm sure SaskEnergy will be setting consumption records again.

Stay warm, travel safe and take care.......its outright dangerous out there. Reply With Quote
Dec 30, 2017 | 09:38 2 Hey do not feel bad for me or my sheep. It is great and invigorating doing chores these days. Sheep are tough. Also been snaring coyotes, and there is something about the cold air that I love. I also note how quiet an peaceful it is outdoors. No one else is moving, so it is so quiet and calm.

I am not normal, I love this weather. Reply With Quote
Dec 30, 2017 | 09:45 3 Cold enough for you? Crap how many times have i heard that over christmas. Answer is yup!!!! Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Dec 30, 2017 | 11:22 4
Quote Originally Posted by Sheepwheat View Post
Hey do not feel bad for me or my sheep. It is great and invigorating doing chores these days. Sheep are tough. Also been snaring coyotes, and there is something about the cold air that I love. I also note how quiet an peaceful it is outdoors. No one else is moving, so it is so quiet and calm.

I am not normal, I love this weather.
I guess if no man or beast is shivering....then no need to feel sorry.

A good dose of cold(understatment) outside air is better than 24 hours a day seven days a week of old stale house air. Reply With Quote
joedales's Avatar Dec 30, 2017 | 12:19 5 I saw this on Twitter from Brad Wall today. Any other sayings that should be outlawed when it is this cold?
Take care and Happy New Year.

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Dec 30, 2017 | 13:03 6 No one wants to admit we live and farm in the subarctic.

The subarctic is a region in the Northern Hemisphere immediately south of the true Arctic and covering much of Alaska, Canada, Iceland, the north of Scandinavia, Siberia, and the Shetland Islands. Generally, subarctic regions fall between 50°N and 70°N latitude, depending on local climates.



Subarctic - Wikipedia

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Dec 30, 2017 | 13:10 7 Some warmth for you. 5th and 6th jan
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SASKFARMER3's Avatar Dec 30, 2017 | 13:53 8 Well my oldest got home late last night and guess what a new 2017 through a code and the DEF froze so it won’t run. Great climate we live in all you solar panel Mother’s can go to hell. We need nice stable natural gas to keep us warm and enough of this useless polution shit for California a bankrupt state. Dumb leading the stupid. Reply With Quote
Dec 30, 2017 | 14:06 9 reading this morning parts of i think BC are without power.

so most of you guys have back up generators in the basement or what?

and didnt ask any of you in my travels is heating for houses, gas coal electric wood or what? Presume cities are gas and rural are wood or coal ?

Is wheat at risk anywere in usa from freeze but american wheat crop always has nine lives this is life number one perhaps Reply With Quote
farmgal71's Avatar Dec 30, 2017 | 14:24 10 Thanks for posting Mallee...make sure you wear sunscreen.

Here is what we are looking at for winter cold temperatures.

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Dec 30, 2017 | 15:13 11 Central Alberta -27 with a wind chill of -33 right now. Just discovered a cool website. The Alberta Electrical System Operator(AESO) has a cool sight that shows up to the minute supply and demand. Total generation capacity is roughly 16600 MW. Consumption the last few days has ranged from 10500 MW up to 11500 MW at the highest point. Wind generation capacity is 1445 MW. Looked at it a bit ago and the wind power being generated was 4 MW and that is not a mis print. Over the last 5 days the highest I have seen the wind is 145 MW. There are 20 wind installations listed most are producing 0 when I look. In most cases over 95% of the power being produced is from coal and natural gas roughly 50% split. At present 8.5% of generation capacity is wind. Highest I have seen it produce at is at 10% of capacity. So even if 30% of our generation capacity was wind it would amount to sweet f#*k all. The Brooks solar farm I thought was finished(15 MW) but I have yet to see it produce a single watt. So when it is cold with no wind renewable energy is a proven bust!!!! For those who think I am full of shit, Google it, read it and weep😩 Reply With Quote
Dec 30, 2017 | 15:49 12 Mallee , 90% of the rural homes around here are heated with natural gas , probably 9% heating diesel and 1 percent wood . The odd guy uses electric heat or an outdoor furnace using coal. Very rare tho Reply With Quote
Dec 30, 2017 | 16:22 13 Thank Grant Devine for a province wide natural gas distribution system in Saskatchewan during his premiership.

Bucket is correct. Little to no vision since then, and solar and wind just don't cut it in this environment. Reply With Quote
Dec 30, 2017 | 17:06 14
Quote Originally Posted by malleefarmer View Post
Some warmth for you. 5th and 6th jan
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Geez I broke into a sweat just reading that... Reply With Quote
Dec 30, 2017 | 17:45 15 Just looked again at the AESO sight. Out of 1445 potential MW production wind is producing 1 MW. 1 out of 20 wind farms are producing and only 1 MW out of 88 at that sight. Question for fans of renewables. Are you willing to freeze in the dark at -30? At 1 MW even if you had battery storage it wouldn't amount to much. Even if the electricity is cheap you can't buy what doesn't exist lol!!! Reply With Quote
fjlip's Avatar Dec 30, 2017 | 17:46 16
Quote Originally Posted by checking View Post
Thank Grant Devine for a province wide natural gas distribution system in Saskatchewan during his premiership.

Bucket is correct. Little to no vision since then, and solar and wind just don't cut it in this environment.
Absolutely, Thank You Grant, our furnaces work great and cheap. Very reliable whether cloudy or DARK! Reply With Quote
fjlip's Avatar Dec 30, 2017 | 17:48 17
Quote Originally Posted by Hamloc View Post
Just looked again at the AESO sight. Out of 1445 potential MW production wind is producing 1 MW. 1 out of 20 wind farms are producing and only 1 MW out of 88 at that sight. Question for fans of renewables. Are you willing to freeze in the dark at -30? At 1 MW even if you had battery storage it wouldn't amount to much. Even if the electricity is cheap you can't buy what doesn't exist lol!!!
A total JOKE but hellish expensive lesson for society. No doubt will be on the scrap heap of DUMB ideas.... Reply With Quote
Dec 30, 2017 | 17:50 18 My home town had one of those demo windmills ....it was taken down ....didn't notice it gone til the other day. .... Reply With Quote
Dec 30, 2017 | 18:45 19 thank you greg selinger for putting mb hydro in massive debt, and giving us hydro rates that are expected to go up 7.5% per year (compounded) for the next several years. At least it created lots of high paying short term union jobs and union dues. very sparse nat gas distribution in rual mb Reply With Quote
Dec 30, 2017 | 19:06 20 I could be wrong but maybe hydro is left out of equalization so Manitoba might be in good shape..... Reply With Quote
Dec 30, 2017 | 19:22 21 I don't care how many solar panels you have when the temp is -30 to-40 F (and a wind to boot).

Those hydrocarbons and good old plentiful coal are what prevents total catastrophe in today's Sask.

Shame on those who would prematurely lead us into a future when there is no present plan for immediate and present necessity.

Not that those idiots can forsee what will happen under their "leadership". Reply With Quote
Dec 30, 2017 | 20:14 22 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lBkuz1TlVc

Cremation of Sam McGee. Always think of this one on days like this Reply With Quote
Dec 30, 2017 | 23:50 23 Hamloc

I’m not bright enough to find the up to the minute supply and demand figures on the AESO website. Could you give me directions. Thanks Reply With Quote
Dec 31, 2017 | 00:42 24 Stampsguy I just go on ets.aeso.ca/supply and demand report. On the page that comes up just click on current supply and demand report. This will show you up to minute power consumption and where it is all being generated, cool site unless of course you are a supporter of green energy lol. Reply With Quote
Dec 31, 2017 | 02:55 25
Quote Originally Posted by checking View Post
Thank Grant Devine for a province wide natural gas distribution system in Saskatchewan during his premiership.

Bucket is correct. Little to no vision since then, and solar and wind just don't cut it in this environment.
Absolutely!!!!

People need to give their head a shake ....
we would be fuked with out NG Reply With Quote
Dec 31, 2017 | 03:01 26 How to create heat without burning Co2, with extreme limited solar ???????????
Oh ya , tax those unfortunately to their death bed to not make 1 /1000 th difference in climate change .
Gives a warm feeling though.. lol Reply With Quote
Dec 31, 2017 | 04:01 27 Forecast overnight low for Dallas Texas on Dec 31st is 15'F = -9.4'C

Abiline Texas forecast to be -13'C

There could be trouble with the wheat.

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Dec 31, 2017 | 10:03 28
Quote Originally Posted by bucket View Post
I could be wrong but maybe hydro is left out of equalization so Manitoba might be in good shape.....
it is a net drag on equalization now, massive money loser. probably contributing to even more transfers from Ottawa to Manitoba. Reply With Quote
Dec 31, 2017 | 19:43 29
Quote Originally Posted by Hamloc View Post
Stampsguy I just go on ets.aeso.ca/supply and demand report. On the page that comes up just click on current supply and demand report. This will show you up to minute power consumption and where it is all being generated, cool site unless of course you are a supporter of green energy lol.
Thanks Hamloc. I must admit I do support green energy but mostly when our cows are eating it. Reply With Quote