Frogs and Spring Peepers

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Bkeepr
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Frogs and Spring Peepers

Post by Bkeepr » Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:24 am

Spring must be right around the corner: about a week ago, the frogs in our ponds began to wake up from their winter hibernation and croak, and 2 days ago the first of the Spring Peepers began to trill. In a couple of weeks, it will be hard to hear yourself think in the evenings as both of them start their mating calls.

We're always excited about this every year at our little farm, as it signals the end of winter and the beginning of seed starting, and planting isn't too far behind now!

Anything special going on at your places?

PHPaul
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Re: Frogs and Spring Peepers

Post by PHPaul » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:40 am

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Got Dale the Builder's Polaris ATV in the shop. '96 model, been rode hard and put away wet all it's life.

Installed a new battery, changed all the fluids and filters, disassembled, cleaned, reassembled and adjusted the carb, fixed the winch. Starts and runs okay now.

All I've got left is to fix the brakes, find out why the front hubs aren't locking in, why the transmission won't go into high range and why the lights aren't working.

Other than that, it's in great shape... :shock:

Bernie/MA
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Re: Frogs and Spring Peepers

Post by Bernie/MA » Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:38 pm

This a once-a-year thing thing?

PHPaul
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Re: Frogs and Spring Peepers

Post by PHPaul » Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:53 pm

Bernie/MA wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:38 pm
This a once-a-year thing thing?
More like once-a-decade. He's a card carrying member of the "Run it until it breaks" club.

Bkeepr
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Re: Frogs and Spring Peepers

Post by Bkeepr » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:10 am

I love your pichure, Paul... :D

GeneMO
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Re: Frogs and Spring Peepers

Post by GeneMO » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:10 am

Tammy said a few evenings ago, "Shut of the engine, what's that sound"? It was peepers as we drove the side by side around the little pond.

Sure ready for spring.

Gene

Bernie/MA
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Re: Frogs and Spring Peepers

Post by Bernie/MA » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:43 am

Don Kent, Boston weatherman, said peepers didn't start til water reached 40 degrees.

Bkeepr
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Re: Frogs and Spring Peepers

Post by Bkeepr » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:20 pm

Bernie/MA wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:43 am
Don Kent, Boston weatherman, said peepers didn't start til water reached 40 degrees.
That's interesting, thanks for sharing. I don't measure the water temperature, but I do measure the soil temperature in my garden, and it has been right around 40 degrees for a week or so.

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