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  1. 43 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

    Still getting light stuff.   We were coming back from seeing Thor (only ones in the theater…great soundtrack).  So. Many. Frogs. Our driveway had a half dozen plus.   Our daughter went ahead of our car scooting them out of the way

    Nights like tonight I get them crawling up my patio doors.

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  2. What's a pawpaw taste like or comparable to?  I got apples for the first time this year, tons of peaches and a few pears, I didn't prune the pear tree too well so that's my fault, I'll do it better this year and hope for more next year.

  3. 2 hours ago, BrianW said:

    I would probably fill now.  Historically prices usually increase as soon as it gets cold. I don't think people realize how much the situation in Ukraine/Europe is going to impact fuel costs here this winter especially New England. The future spot price for electricity in Europe is approaching $500 mwh this coming winter as they have a massive shortage of natural gas in storage for the winter. Here in New England which has sky high electricity costs we average around $50 mwh as a comparison.

    Even wood pellets are going to be impacted as Europe is importing record pellets mainly from the Southeast. 

    Have you looked into ditching propane and going with a heat pump?  Massachusetts has huge rebates for them and their is now a massive federal rebate for them that make them almost essentially free to convert when you combine the 2.

    Take a look at this efficiency Maine fuel cost calculator. These numbers are based on current fuel costs and the savings are pretty massive.


    Heat pump $1747

    Propane $5053

    If I remember correctly Taunton has their own electricity that is way cheaper than the rest of Massachusetts so your costs may actually be lower. 





    I just had one installed last week and have a full tank of oil and 7 cords of wood. I should be immune to the oil prices this year anyway.

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  4. 4 minutes ago, backedgeapproaching said:

    Just got back my $400 rebate check from Efficiency Vermont for the Midea ACs I bought last year.

    Have to give props to @mreaves for making a post about it couple months ago.  I didn't even know it was thing until I saw that post!

    Time for another Tree House run..ha.



    I'm waiting on $3,250 from Masssave for my new heating/cooling system. They said up to 16 weeks, been only 1 so far so I have a wait.

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  5. 1 hour ago, RUNNAWAYICEBERG said:

    No debate there. There’s something to it but it always breaks, somehow someway…the rubber band snaps back. We’ll be sending canoes and life vests to folks in no time.

    Probably this fall will be a soaker.

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  6. 22 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

     But I have to say, the local corn this year is incredibly good.  Does dry weather help it?

    Hot and humid a farmer told me makes it grow fast and taste good.

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  7. 1 hour ago, TwoDogNight said:

    On those of us that heat with fuel oil....

    Trying to reconcile that article with the mid winter futures contracts...

    https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/future/ho.1  Big betters...buy Feb 2023 contract now and make 2.5x your money in 6 months?

    But either way my stove will be busy...



    I have a wood stove too and just had a hybrid heat/central ac installed so might get by on very little oil. I need it for hot water and if the temps get real cold. Most years I use one tank, this year I hope to cut it in half. Fortunately I have a full tank right now.

  8. 26 minutes ago, DotRat_Wx said:

    Awesome honeymoon in Hawaii but it had to come to an end. On my flight back now. 

    Still astonished at what I saw meteorologically on the backside of Hana. You go from lush rain forest to downslope volcanic desert. It was the first time I've ever been in a dry environment of that size. Blew my mind. So did the size of Mt Haleakawa. 

    Maui is paradise on earth and even better than I remembered. 


    Congrats, nice looking couple and nice views

  9. 46 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

    Not New England related, but as we were returning our rental car at DEN we experienced their early evening daily dust storm/ wind event.  Pretty amazing (and annoying).  I will be bringing parts of the western plains home in my hair and teeth. 

    Hope you enjoyed your vaca Dave. I had a good time out there, crazier weather in spring when I went.

  10. 9 minutes ago, 40/70 Benchmark said:

    Sale going down (AGAIN) was the last straw for me.



    winds picking up and getting dark, not sure if that small storm will be a direct hit or not.


    Edit, looks like the 7-10 split.

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