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Re: snow

I can believe that. I even found watching someone else shovel was exhausting.

On Thursday, December 11, 2003, at 05:40 AM, Melody wrote:

re: shoveling: Did you guys know the morbidity/mortality rates for heart
attacks rise dramatically following each snowfall? Seems this is one of
**the** single worst things one can do for your heart, especially an
older heart!!!

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
--Albert Einstein

--- On Mon 12/08, Donna < justme@prairieinet.net > wrote:
From: Donna [mailto: justme@prairieinet.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 12:48:16 -0600
Subject: RE: [CHAT] snow

Not really..... snow acts like an insulator as well as
preserving<br>moisture... so a plant buried all winter will survive
better than one on<br>bare soil... freezing, thawing, freezing,
iced...<br><br>And Auralie, <br><br>Tell DH to stay in where it is
warm... find a local kid to shovel...<br><br>Donna<br><br>> I kinda
question that zone 6 thing - really!!<br>> <br>> ---------- Original
Message ----------------------------------<br>> >We have about 11 inches
- didn't get plowed out until about 3:30<br>> yesterday<br>> >afternoon.
I had a hard time persuading my old man not to go out and<br>> shovel
it<br>> >himself - he just doesn't like to admit he's too old at 77 to
do such<br>> things.<br>> >Of course he doesn't mind using the "too old"
excuse to avoid<br>gardening<br>> >chores that he never did like in the
first place. Oh well. The snow<br>is<br>> pretty to<br>> >look at, we
are warm and cozy, and didn't really need to go anywhere<br>so<br>>
no<br>> >problem.<br>> > Several social events scheduled for Saturday
and Sunday were<br>cancelled,<br>> and<br>> >we had to postpone our
garden club's decorating of Lasdon house until<br>> >tomorrow. We got
out before the snow hit on Friday afternoon and got<br>> everything<br>>
needed for that event, and Saturday I boned and stuffed a
big<br>roasting<br>> chicken<br>> >and cooked it for the event. It will
happen. But this is really too<br>> early for<br>> >this kind of
weather. And they think they have "upgraded" us to zone<br>6<br>>
yet?<br>> >Oh well.
Auralie<br><br>-------------------------------------------------------- -------------<br>To
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