Personally I love the fall with the leaves turning colors and the cool mornings that make that cup of Hazelnut coffee at Holiday taste exceptionally good. Pumpkin harvest is in full swing providing we can get them out in between the rain showers and the heavy dew that seems to last until noon some mornings.
Sure has been a steamy one these past couple of weeks. With the heat it brings on the maturity of crops at a pretty good pace.
What a month April was! It was the latest ever for getting in the field in my entire life, dad’s life and grandpa’s life.
As we move into the spring months our plans are put into action and the greenhouses are starting to fill up with flowers and vegetable transplants. Before you know it the dust will be flying and the planters will be rolling.
Put the GPS on and take a nap, read the paper, eat lunch and relax. With technology ever changing in this world it is just a matter of time when we will be able to do field work from the office.
When we start slinging pumpkins every day and the mornings are cool you sense we are on the home stretch for getting things out of the field.
Saturday sure was a scorcher! Brian and I spent most of the day fueling up and starting irrigators to keep water on the crops that needed it the most. Once again, a labor of love most definitely. We got through another manic Monday and the harvest plan for this week includes cabbage, beans, some cucumbers […]
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.