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The puppy, the cooler, a colder Spring predicted, and a hint of veggies to come
Posted On: 03/25/2012|Posted By: Admin
Every farm needs a dog to ward off bears, deer and other critters that might threaten the crops. It's going to take a little time and a good bit of training before she is ready to safetly chase her tail, but meet Chancha (which I've been told translates to both "pig" and "mouth"). Notice how she loyaly and keenly gaurds her resting master after his long day of toil in the fields.
Finally, got the new walk in cooler put in. More storage is always good.
And according to the Farmers Almanac....
Annual Weather Summary: November 2011 to October 2012 Winter temperatures will be above normal, on average, especially in the south. Precipitation will be above normal in the north and below in the south, with below-normal snowfall. The coldest and snowiest periods will occur in late December, early to mid-February, and early March. April and May will be cooler and drier than normal. Summer will be much warmer and slightly drier than normal. The hottest periods will occur in early and late July and early and mid-August. September and October will be warmer than normal, with above-normal rainfall in Washington and Oregon and near-normal rainfall in California.
Recently planted: Rainbow chard, Oregon sugar pod, speedy beansm bilko Chinese cabbage, lettuce (salad bowl, bullet romaine, and red sails), blue wind broccoli, kale (white and red Russian, and lacinato), Italian sweet peppers, mini bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, sweet gypsy peppers, numerous varieties of tomatoes and MUCH MUCH more. Up and coming, I'll dedicate an entire blog to a detailed report of everything grown and growing out here.
Until then, good luck and goodnight and eat your veggies.