Author Topic: I hope no one REALLY wanted Florida citrus and strawberries again this year.  (Read 1360 times)

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...Because I don't think you're getting any.

My brother had to scrape ice off the cars this morning, so good thing we still had one of those in the garage. It's not as cold as it was last year, but it's still killing trees. Current temperature of Tampa Bay is 54 degrees. It's 43 outside. Some parts of the state are currently colder than Boston.


They showed a really scary video from Boston Logan just now and I wailed. Tampa International isn't as bad, but I still have 2 days before I fly out and there's THOUSANDS of flights they're trying to catch up on. Unfortunately I can't afford to stay through New Years, if I get bumped again, I'm going to beg for a refund and see about getting on a flight to Providence last minute or something, but I don't think Southwest is going to be in much better shape than JetBlue. I can take Spirit, but they scare me.


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We had a cold one this year.
Scraped ice off the car a few times. All the grass is dead.
I haven't really looked at the oranges in the yard this year...
eh, there's still some at the top of the tree that the squirrels didn't get to.
I'm sure they froze though. Oh well.

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As long as I can still get limes for my Coronas.

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Do the Clementines come from Florida?  If I don't get my Clementines I'mma gonna go nuclear. 

Also, countdown to Marco Rubio using this prove Global Warming is a hoax in 4, 3, 2, .......
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As long as I can still get limes for my Coronas.

Not from my yard. They're brown and shriveled. Most orchards we saw on I-4 seemed to be doing okay.

Do the Clementines come from Florida?  If I don't get my Clementines I'mma gonna go nuclear. 


Yes, but New England primarily gets citrus from California and Mexico for some reason...probably because there's some Italian somewhere in a back room controlling shipping fees.


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...we have some really huge citrus farmland around these parts.  But interestingly enough, my local grocery carries them from Mexico our somewhere in South America.  Fucking global produce enterprises, how do they work?

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...we have some really huge citrus farmland around these parts.  But interestingly enough, my local grocery carries them from Mexico our somewhere in South America.  Fucking global produce enterprises, how do they work?

Florida doesn't put up with that shit. They don't let the good stuff get out of the state, so the farmstand produce stores around here have amazing stuff. If you move out of the state and drive North on I-95, you have to pull over and have your truck searched for plants that are forbidden to leave the state. I shit you not. (Though a lot of that is also to help control pests, because you don't want that shit we have here either.)
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We just have ports of San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco that load it up and bring it in and out.  In and out.  I'm sure there are greased palms and inspections galore, though.  I know we have them interstate and at the border checks.

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:argh!: fuck that guy

You first.  :D

Can I fuck him with a crowbar... to his temple? Cause if I can, then it's on.

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$115 million in damages to crops reported. :(
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$115 million in damages to crops reported. :(

Damn! 

Just another year our vitamin C is gonna be in pill form because citrus will be too damned expensive if even available here in the midwest.

Fucking weather.

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You would think that orange growing people would know how to protect their crops from the cold??
WTF. Seriously.

I mean, My neighbor keeps her damn plants alive just by putting a damn sheet over them.