Timely rains and cooler temps have kept the irrigators at a standstill. We have yet to have to water too many things which is nice from the standpoint that Mother Nature is treating us well.
After four months of above average temps the month of May will go down as one of the coolest Mays in history.
Holy Cow! I feel like Harey Carey the old Chicago Cubs announcer. What a month. If you had a bar of soap you could have taken a shower outside almost every day and not missed a beat.
Seventy –Eight years ago my dad was 6 years old and had to learn how to crank their brand new A-Farmall. It was the first gas powered tractor of the family and the end of the team of horses, the year was 1939.
We started planting in the greenhouse two weeks ago and our first round of vegetable transplant seedlings will begin on schedule March 6th with green and red cabbage. We will also seed cauliflower, broccoli and kale that week plus some herbs.
The last of the harvesting came to an end two weeks ago and all of our tillage work was wrapped up around the same time.
Another year comes and goes as the last of the pumpkins are put out to pasture. We have squash left to sell well into December and some cabbage left to be harvested along with a bit of field corn to be combined.
I think everyone agrees that we have had enough rain these past few months, unless you are a duck. Record amounts of rainfall in our area of the metro has wreaked havoc on the progression of harvesting vegetables.
Over the last three months we have recorded record amounts of rain for this time frame in our area and the picture says a thousand words. We have been battling the mud along with higher than normal temps during the same time much to our chagrin. The vine crops that we are harvesting cannot withstand […]
The dog days of August turned into the muddy days of August. Usually you get a few steamy days in a row with a shower or two in between but this August was very trying on the nerves.