Monday, January 28, 2013

Snirt

Snirt is a mixture of snow and dirt.  It mainly comes from North Dakota..perhaps they get their snirt from Montana ..who knows.

Someone..not pointing fingers or anything..is not practicing soil erosion practices very well.  What’s a few inches of topsoil anyway..Minnesota can use that.

On snirty days..you can go outside and feel that gritty dirt on your teeth, and when you blow your nose..well you know.

Gone is our winter wonderland of sparkling newly fallen snow..what we are left with is this..

Snirt

Oh well it will be 60 degrees warmer this week than last week..remember that –31 F night or –35 C ??  We are supposed to be 34 F or 1C today by 4 PM.  I am sure the germs will like that..it will most likely rain again too..so what wasn’t slippery after the last rain will have another go at being slicker than snot on a doorknob:)

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17 comments:

  1. Wow!!! Snirt, never herd of that...cold here in the week again, Blessings Francine.

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  2. Never heard of "shirt" but it sure is ugly. Yesterday we had sleet, followed by 1 1/2 inches of snow, followed by rain, followed by sleet, and then it just froze. Today we are warming up. Tomorrow will be about 50 or so then back down into the teens. Very crazy weather.

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  3. We have more snirt this year than most. In fact I noticed the top of the Bridgers last week was dark where I know ther eis snow...snirt indeed.

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  4. Snirt, a new word for me but I like it! :-)

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  5. Snirt....snort LOL! We don't get that here, but some of the small windy local prairie areas do. Sounds like it is heading to be a right mess around your place:(

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  6. Crazy weather here too. says 54 degrees here today but sure doesn't feel like it with the cold wind and rain off and on..I am very ready for spring and also SUMMER
    Hugs
    Nancy

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  7. I've never experienced snirt before.... I'm glad!
    Love the description of super slick surface - hadn't heard that one, either!

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  8. Snirt? Did you just coin that word? Never heard of it! Hope to never see it, either! :)

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  9. Did you make that word up? Just take out the R and it's one I've heard before, even been in once in awhile. :-)

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    1. No I did not make up the word snirt..but I have seen it often in the past fifty years..oh and yes snit..I have been in those too:)

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  10. I'm from ND and I know about 'snirt' . . . we've seen our share. Not sure if it comes from MT though. LOL

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  11. Great that it's warmed up there. The soil that blows in is pretty ugly. My brothers farm in Sask and they use no till so the stubble is always left and next spring the seed is injected into the soil from a small rut. There used to be blowing soil before they used these methods.

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  12. That's the only thing I didn't like about the snow is when it gets "dirty" or "snirty"! LOL! I washed windows and screens today...it was 71 after 30 the other day....tomorrow severe weather! Crazy!
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  13. Wow! That deserves an all around uck! So does it come down as snirt or does the dirt blow in over top of the snow that is alread there? Guck. Sorry that you get to see evidence of less than stellar farming practices.

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  14. Oh. And by the way, wasn't it thirty somethin' below just the other day? (Bet had her FB up) I thought your winter weather was steady Eddie cold?

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  15. So is snirt the same stuff that other vehicles throw all over us as they pass?

    For me, that's the hardest part of driving here, the mud covered windows...

    Jen

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  16. We don't get snirt in the winter but we sure get huge amounts of dirt in the spring and sometimes summer from Utah. Nasty...I wonder if Nevada blow into Utah?

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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