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Archive for October, 2007

No More Worrying about Drought, for this Season

Hello Devotees of Autumn,
The weather patterns have finally shifted here, and we have received 2 inches (5.08cm) of rain in the last 36 hours. The blistering smoggy heat of last week is gone; this morning it is 48F (8 C) and foggy. The leaves are turning color. Hooray!
Judy and I wrapped [...]

Hot Again, Rain Coming!

Hello All,
Yesterday I drove to eastern Adams County, to buy six bags of goat feed for our small herd. I was shocked to see how dry and burned out the fields, lawns, and trees were only 30 miles (48 KM) away. It was 83F (28C) there at noon. The feed mill operator [...]

Seasonal Weather, at Last !!

Hello Autumn Enthusiasts,
I was starting to worry on Tuesday, it was 90F (32C), and the air was humid, polluted, and hazy. Such days are not good for our late season crop, causing sun scald, early ripening, and poor storage. But that evening we has an inch (2.54cm) of rain, and the temperature dropped, [...]

Hottest and Driest Early October That I’ve Ever Seen

Hello All,
We are mired in 80F+ (25C) very dry weather. We have not been close to frost yet. We just harvested green beans, for the first time, ever, after autumnal equinox. Weed seeds are still sprouting among the cover-cropped gardens. Amazingly, the fruit harvest continues to be good, but it is [...]