Working in the Cold here in Oregon

We have been having some pretty cool weather here in Oregon lately.  Which to tell you the truth, I have been loving!  It’s been that cold freezing and crispy weather, where the sun comes out yet you still have to wear a hat and gloves if you’re working outside.  It is a sign that this year not only is our little baby #2 due to arrive in just a week and a half, but also that Christmas is coming, winter work is gearing up and the hot long days of harvest are behind us for another few months.

So what do we do when it’s literally freezing outside?  Some days there is a lot of shop work or office work we find ourselves working on.  Other days you just do what you would have done if it had been 60 out.  Last week was one of those days and Matt and I headed out to the back of the farm to calibrate a sprayer that we had just finished doing some tweaks to.

Our sprayer can just about drive itself, it is GPS and auto steer equipped to give us an incredible amount of accuracy when out applying crop tools such as pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, etc.  So this year we did some updating that made the automatic shut off even more accurate, and as smart as computers are, you still need to calibrate.  So I bundled up and headed out to stand in a field on a freezing cold morning and watch a sprayer turn on and off.  I know…it was thrilling!  It was awfully beautiful though with all the frost, and I’ll say it again, I just love this cold weather!

I hope that everyone has a great week.  Sorry I have been not very timely in my posts lately.  I have a list of excuses a mile long but really the only real ones are that family and farming have taken up most extra ounces of my time as of late.  And with our new baby due in only 11 days I doubt things will get better.  So bear with me for awhile, maybe a long while, on my blog posting consistency.

Author: Nuttygrass

I'm a nut and grass farmer, EMT, Firefighter, and world traveler. I love a good laugh and a great adventure!

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