Originally Posted by FlyGap
Things are getting crazy, I have daffidiols getting ready to bloom.
You obviously don't garden, LOL!! Bulbs will be fooled by warm periods and waste their energy, then a freeze will kill the foliage. Gardeners just cover them with soil or mulch, if they care about them. They won't DIE, they just won't flower THIS spring--next year they'll probably flower on time. =D
I wouldn't worry about the shedding horse in Saskatchewan, either. I've taken horses to 11,000 ft. In CO to camp in July and they grow a good coat in about 3 days. That, and a blanket (for the OP) and they'll be fine, too.
MY horses aren't shedding. I STILL think we'll see some normal winter weather in February. Alaska is having a record or near-record cold winter. The southerly systems are losing their punch bc the Gulf waters are cooling--ask the Gulf vacationers about swimming in the ocean, now. Even in the last week these high temperatures and the accompanying winds resulting in a trough between warm and cold fronts are NOT producing tornadoes, and THAT is signifigant.
I'm gardening, now, VERY early. I've got 2 potatoes that have sprouted 3 5" tops--I stuck their roots in an existing indoor pot--and they'll be planted INDOORS tomorrow in some pots I've saved from buying fruit trees. I'll let you know if I'm successful cross pollinating!! =b