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Delayed projects due to weather?

 
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Hello everyone,

As much as I love snow, my neck of the woods doesn’t get much.  Instead we get rain, as in copious amounts of 35F rain.  Cold, wet weather dominates this time of year.

So in this thread Here:

https://permies.com/t/40/82798/composting-wood-chips-chicken-litter

I am collecting a bunch of wood to turn into chips in order to top off my woodchip garden beds.  The wine caps in them are really gobbling up the older chips so they need additional chips.  I am also trying to expand one bed.  I have collected a bunch of brushy debris and I was planning to get it all chipped up be February 1.  This obviously didn’t happen and likely won’t for some time.

In the past, chipping was exhausting as I had little piles all over the property.  This time, we brought all the brush to a central location near the beds so we could chip right into them.

Unfortunately, the exact place we want to place the chipper is in a low spot and has a constant flow of water rolling over it from our pond discharge.  Every time the weather just starts to dry a little bit, the clouds open up and rain pours into the pond and flows out exactly where I want to place the chipper.

We keep adding new material to the pile of brush and I bet it is double the volume it was when we started.  This is great in that we will get a whole lot of chips.  But I was hoping to have this chipped up by now.

So anyone else out there have a weather stalled project?

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So anyone else out there have a weather stalled project?



hahahahaha.....predictably, every. single. winter.

Summertime heat or sometimes springtime rains often cause us to say 'we'll do that over the winter' and having seen how that works often enough now, over decades, we always say it with a chuckle and a wink.
 
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Heh, strong, gusty winds, tornado watches, flood warnings... all right now.

Yeah, stalled for the moment.  Need to go see if my chicks got blown away.

Everything probably too wet to do much bed prep for a couple days, but the rain is good.  Was low on water in my catch totes.

Need a well!  And this weather has probably delaying the queue I'm in to get one drilled.

Weather!  Can't live with it, can't live without it...
 
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Judith, I am guilty of that as well!

Being a teacher, it is so easy to say “I will do that over spring break” or “that’s a great summer project.”

The spring break project may get done if weather cooperates.  Unfortunately, our summers can be pretty brutally hot and humid.  During those awful days it is so easy to say “I will just do that later.”

Sometimes I would be thrilled if our average temperature was about 10 degrees cooler.  More snow and fewer beastly hot days.

Eric
 
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