Monday, May 20, 2013

Mother Nature's Cramping Up

It has to be PMS on a massive scale - tornadoes down south ... Flooding out west ... Wild fires even farther west & south ... Ice on the lake at the cabin just went out about a week ago and we got over 100F!

Mother Nature is being crabby ... I'm telling you ...

Last week we were 2 inches or so below our water level ... We had some pretty big storms go through this weekend, and it's been pretty wet today (on & off) so now we are ...

2 - 2 1/2 inches ABOVE where we should be

The high today was 71F (low 63F) which is pretty close to average (71/50)
But the records are 94F (2009) and 31F (1935)

Wow - what a spread in temp and time! Of course the place where the temp was taken in 1935 is different than now, and the equipment these days are a bit more actuate ... And there has been some questions raised about where it's located on site ... But that's neither here nor there for this post ...

The fields are so wet right now that I'm not sure we will be able to get into them before June! We only have until mid-June if we get three more days of rain as they say we should ... The corn we use need 80+ days to ripen/harvest which would still put the grow time in the warmth of the summer (and hopefully rainfall) and still be ready for selling just before the schools open up ... We usually try for the week before the state fair opens, but during is good to.

This year any "left over" corn can be dried, husked, and ground into chicken feed ... And corn meal I suppose ... We will see.

I'm hoping to can quite a bit this year too

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