Saturday, June 22, 2024
Chris Judd

A cold snap on the farm

There is nothing else that is as imprinted in a farmer’s mind than memories of cold snaps on the farm.
This is the weather when the radio announcers warn us about keeping extra warm clothes, a candle, mitts, a full tank of gas in the car and to be very, very careful if you get stuck, not to idle the car to keep warm as there is a chance of carbon monoxide poisoning from exhaust fumes. We can all remember someone who died from that!
Now with more clothes dryers and high efficiency gas and oil furnaces, home owners must check outside vents regularly in cold weather for ice buildup and possible blockage and eventual danger of loss of efficiency and even carbon monoxide poisoning.

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