Cold back on the homestead

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I just checked the weather for where my mom grew up in Mohall North Dakota. Tonight is a low of -27 with -50 windchill and tomorrow the high is -9. Makes our cold temps a heatwave! The locals always said that's what keeps the riff-raff away. Mom said she was never as cold in North Dakota as she was in Southern Indiana when it was 35 and wet. I can remember walking thru the homestead my grandad built that his family of six lived in for like 20 years before they added on...some tough sumbiches to live like that.
 
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They were a different breed.

If not they wouldn’t have survived.

Just think, what if we still had to get up to change the cannnel on the TV?

Or it’s your turn to go turn the antenna!
 
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I wonder how many on here can remember what that means? "Its your turn to turn the antenna" LOL
 
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WHOOOOOA, STOP RIGHT THERE, GO BACKS A LITTLE BIT!!!

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MUP":16mo0ule said:
:D There wasn't a "turn" at my house. I was the oldest son and Dad said "go turn the antenna" and I did! :smash:








LOL You were the remote!

I thought my name was, Getwood Boy .......until I was old enough to read..... :party:
 
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I was an only child, so it was always my turn. I remember the tinfoil on the antenna wire too, sliding it up and down to get it just right!!
 
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Smo":1vo1xjt2 said:
I thought my name was, Getwood Boy .......until I was old enough to read..... :party:

Yep, again, same here.
I used to chop wood every day.
I remember one winter in the middle to late 70's, it got so cold we had to take the logs inside the house to warm up for a couple days so we could take them back outside to split.
Got so cold my sweater froze stiff as a board from sweat while I was chopping.
Good times. :super:
 
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Also, we were poor as dirt till I was an older teenager, and we had an outhouse.
Yep, it got real, REAL cold. But I wouldn't trade those days for anything. :)
 
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sgtwebb1":2gfo1p1n said:
Also, we were poor as dirt till I was an older teenager, and we had an outhouse.
Yep, it got real, REAL cold. But I wouldn't trade those days for anything. :)


was it a one holer, or two holer? :lol:
 
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My Uncle had a two holer. He had 6 kids, and the youngest fell in one time, so he made an extra hole for the little people. on nights this cold you sure appreciate indoor plumbing! Its 8 degrees here.
 
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The way it's going right now, it will be Sunday - at the earliest - before I leave the house again. I'll go outside, but for just 20-30 seconds or so, to refeed this perennial raging monster:

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That is cold for sure.
 

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