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#1626594 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on Yesterday, 10:24 AM

So ran an oil filled heater last night as a test....When I went and checked this morning it was around 8.5C, and that was with lots of snow and ice inside which would certainly work against the heater. Got down to around -1c last night, the oil heater did ok I would say since it had to fight against the cold on the ground as well.


Tonight I will break out a bigger heater to  help speed up the melt inside, once that is all done I can rig up the corn bulb set ups I have on the bottom shelf and turn them on for 4-5 hours once the sun goes down, just to keep them on my 16-18H on light they had been getting, it will also help add some much needed heat.


Edit - Peeeeee Teeeeee

#1626586 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on Yesterday, 09:03 AM

Dang, that’s a lot of snow , you still have, eh. [emoji52]Is that a normal amount of snow for this time of the year,eh. [emoji848]No wonder you might get a little cabin fever up there [emoji2957][emoji3063].
After the Wings being first , I would say the Leafs are my next favorite hockey club. Cause, well they are original 6 and it’s been awhile since they’ve hoisted Lord Stanley’s cup. Wings vs Leafs rivalry used to be a kickass game back in the day.

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Even for here this is not really normal to have this much snow left, it all should be gone or at least anything that is not put into big piles. But really what is normal anymore right? You can't fall back on historical averages like we have  been used to for so long, until we really can get a handle on our climate change it's going to be pretty erratic for the foreseeable future. Just another year with bad luck hopefully the fall is nice this year to make up for it.......... :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:




Think it has been so tough on all you Red Wings fans because they were good for so long, like until things went south these past couple years, many teams would try and emulate how the Wings were built and they're style of play to which I would say, they were one of the first, if not thee first, to have the speedy type of game that is common in today's NHL.


They gotta be close to having the record for consecutive playoff appearances, the run they had from the 90s till a few years past was unbelievable. 

#1626542 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 16 April 2019 - 09:49 PM

Check this crap out.... - https://www.theweath...01/most_popular



Damn guy is lucky to be alive one would think eh

#1626532 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 16 April 2019 - 09:10 PM

Two words for you and your dedication to producing a crop of superlong season peppers under such conditions Matty. Total respect.


Thanks Dee that really means alot buddy it really does /high five

#1626523 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 16 April 2019 - 08:37 PM


Holy crap!


Hey, what's that brown stuff under the white?



You know, its been damn near 8 months since I have seen dry ground, I almost forget what it looks and feels like :mope:



Oh, I grew up on Long Island, NY. Escaped in 1978 ;)  Don't miss the cold none and certainly would never want to pay $10,000 in property taxes for a 1/5th acre lot with 1,600sf. It sure gets hot here in the summer but a sunup to 11AM shift outside is not really bad. It's pretty arid here, as we're just East of desert country. Houston, now is humid as hell...it's just 4 hours East.


Hang in there, it will warm up soon ;)

OK yeah I thought it was kinda a dumb question, like I knew you guys have your winters down there but not to that extent. Would love to spend my retirement days in a place like Texas/Arizona or something similar to escape the colder months at least.

#1626453 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 16 April 2019 - 02:22 PM

God damn it another 30 pager!! I just got done with Paul's last night!  :rofl:


So far you got my attention.. A shit ton of snow in April.. Canada.. One of the few growers on here that has a harder climate to grow peppers in than I do...


Alright alright.. Give me a minute I'm diving into this thing! 




Oh gawd don't compare mine to Paul's, that would lead down the road of disappointment for sure   :dance: :dance:


Paul has the type of grow that many would kill to have, not to mention he is a total class act as well.


Thanks for stopping by though Brandon hopefully cya around some more good sir :cheers:

#1626451 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 16 April 2019 - 02:19 PM

Hey Matty, you are so right about the NHL draft, eh it should be what place you finish in. Hopefully the Leafs can make a run deep into the playoffs, eh. [emoji16]
So how does one go about getting their wifey to help them out, eh. [emoji848]

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I can't even describe how much I despise the Bruins, just alays seems to be some pompous ass who plays for them, but yeah up 2 games to 1 right now but its gonna tkae every thing they got to get too 4.



And 1 word Bry - Beg


Actually she wants these plants out way more then I do so anything to help with that she is all over right now /score 1 for Matty

#1626448 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 16 April 2019 - 02:16 PM

Since the sun was out again in full force and I really did not want to waste an opertunity having it get nice and warm inside I took the little guy oput and wrangled it up myself. Not that it's hard but the cheap frames they come with can't really take a ton of tugging and pulling, last fall when it flew back behind that one wood pile you can see to the bush line did not help it either.



















Still need to pull some bricks out and lay them around the outside on the extra material hanging down, even more so since I cannot use any of the guide lines for now till the snow melts down, other then maybe dragging some logs over and tying off on them I spose eh.


I was literally only inside for 5 mins wrapping the velcro around the frame and I felt like I was on fire when I came out, I will run a few cords later and get the heaters pumping as well. Still wasn't able to move out anymore buckets or the table since they were still pretty frozen to the ground.



#1626417 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 16 April 2019 - 11:11 AM

Well, I finally finished reading all 564 posts in this glog. What a ride! Great job Matt - looking forward to the rest of your season. And with that, I couldn't think of a better place to drop my post #900 right in here. Best of luck this season -- I'll be riding along.


D.R I am honored you took the time to do so and it is more then appreciated. I know that it doesn't offer a ton of informative content which I am sure appeals to many THP members, but keeping it light and social is the direction I felt comfortable with, while I slowly learn from the rest of you folks.


I should add pretty pumped aboot the 900th here...make sure you come back with 1k and save it for that epic PT when you do eh, Cheers my friend!!

#1626415 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 16 April 2019 - 11:06 AM

Last night I went out and cleaned out as much of the snow inside of the frame as I could, also tried to take out whatever wasn't frozen to the ground to help speed up the thaw a tad more. Tonight, I am gonna get my wife to quickly help me put the cover on, once that is done I will put in a heater or 2 and get the rest of it melted off, the plan is 2-3 days to start sticking the plants in if I can.


Couple weather shots for my own records really










I am getting desperate at this point, and cant really do much more with the middle shelf stock without topping the lot of them, some of which I did already, and would like to hold off on a buunch of them if I can. I will liekly be running heaters more then I want but its better then setting the plants back or losing a bunch all together which would be even more costly. If the forecast can hit those day time highs I can limit the heaters to just the nights which makes me nervous, so I will be getting up just to make sure everything is ok.


#1626413 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 16 April 2019 - 10:59 AM

Whoa Matt,can't believe you still have snow around,thought by now it would be gone..hope you get some sun to help get rid of that

before long...we have a lot of rain/cloudy days here but its slowly warming up during the day..tomorrow will be high of 15C here.(Connecticut)

Those plants of yours are ready to roll out(side) & how. ;) It should get betta soon. :P


Bonjour Madame!!


The last 2 weeks really put the slow down on spring at least in my neck of the woods, However I do think we are finally over the hump and looks like we are onto warmer temps, from the looks of both long and short range forecasting goes anyways.


Hope you guys are more stable then we have been though and look forward to your next set of updates   /cheers!

#1626019 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 14 April 2019 - 03:54 PM

I was not overly impressed while I was digging....It was pretty hard pack underneith so had to use a spade to cut it out, then the snow shovel to toss it, at least the sun was out.





















Was a couple spots that had 2-3ft of snow still....A couple weeks ago it was up to the support pieces you can see halfway up the frame, so would of been much worse if I had done it when I first planned.


I left a pop can in one of those pics for scale to kinda give an idea of how deep it was still.

#1626007 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 14 April 2019 - 01:45 PM

Off to shovel some snow!!!!!!!


I will try and get some before and after shots, will show what I deal with in muy spare time as far as clean up has gone on this property since the previous owners operated a scrap yard, so it has come a long way but still has alot of work needed.

#1625967 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 14 April 2019 - 09:13 AM

I used to love to play hockey when the lake froze in town. It never froze long enough for any of us to get any good, but we had a blast. We were just in blue jeans and a couple of sweat shirts, and my knees and tail bone still hate me from all the bashing they took, because we fell down a lot..LOL. Knees had knots on them like 1/2 a golf ball, no matters we were out the next day if we could get a ride to the lake.


Plants are looking great Matty! I'm hoping your weather comes in for ya ;)


Keep it green cuz they sure are!


Was this in Texas or some wheres else Scotty?? I played alot of hockey growing up and baseball as well, these days I can barely skate for 15-20 mins without feeling like death after. We take the kids to public skateing as much as we can (4-5xs a month) but next year will be my daughters first year of organized hockey which is very exciting for me, I will also put in a small rink for them to play around on and give some extra ice time



Think the weather is finally making its turn for us here, seem to have a much better forcast for the next week which is what we really need to knock this snow off. I just couldn't bring myself to getting the hoop house ready with a strong chance of snow forecasted each week, seems like we could be past that stuff.





IF they can get this 7 day stretch right, the ground should be bare by next weekend, so today I am taking the plunge and digging out the frame and will gitter all ready finally.

#1625959 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 14 April 2019 - 08:53 AM


Ha.  There's plenty of times I'll learn from others' mistakes or my own, but I'm not going to kid myself into believing I'll correct my over-planting mistakes any time soon ;)


Honestly I am only bitching cause the winter has been so long, even though I have certainly kept way too much , it gave me something to do since January and likely the winter blues would be much worse if not for that. The past 2-3 years going from winter straight to summer then back to winter and nothing in between has gotten EXTREMELY old.


BTW Red your stuff is really coming along and everything really does look so good, I just haven't had time to comment in everyones threads as of late but I still am following you guys daily if I am able to.