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.
News from the Field
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.
We have been working diligently over the past five months getting ready for the race in the spring. I know these past 10 days have been wet and cool, but it is inevitable that the sun will shine and the soil temps will rise and the planters will be rolling.
Yes I know tax season is right around the corner and that is exactly why I am writing this article. Not only to remind any of you who might have forgotten but also to procrastinate a few more hours before I work on them.
My dad always made sure we had good winter boots regardless of the year. The warmth they provided was secondary to the way they made you feel while walking up to the hockey rink.