Weather Update…It’s Still Cold!

13 Jan

Well it’s still freezing here in Oregon on the farm.  We did get a little insulation for the crops in the form of snow, but not sure it’s enough to make a difference. final-25

I get a lot of questions about what this will do to our crops.  So far I’m really only worried about our vegetable seed crops that were planted in the fall.  We have both cabbage & swiss chard that is still pretty small and not looking too happy with this cold weather.  I am told not to worry too much until 12 degrees, we have gotten down to 14 so far, hopefully that is the lowest we get!

final-22final-23This is a photo of some of our younger hazelnut trees.  These trees pollinate in the winter, however not when it’s this cold!

Just another reason why being a farmer is truly so risky, no one can control the weather, and no one can tell you what is going to happen.  Would we have changed our planting schedule last fall if we had known this was going to happen…probably so!  But once again (I feel like I say this a lot) that’s farming!

final-26Yukon sums up how we all feel about all this cold weather & snow pretty well…we know how you feel old dog…and we are right there with ya!

Happy Friday folks and stay warm!

5 Responses to “Weather Update…It’s Still Cold!”

  1. Tom Stegmeier January 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

    Have had a cold spell in Alberta for last 4 weeks ,in this end of the world .if we don’t get some real cold like -30C to -40C or colder with a wind chill .our summer is a wave of wacky weather.2016 was the worst harvest weather ever ,there is still lots of crop out there all across the prairies. Stay warm!!

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    • Nuttygrass January 16, 2017 at 7:53 am #

      Wow that is chilly! Amazing how it is all connected through the year!

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  2. blueticked January 13, 2017 at 9:22 am #

    Pretty pictures!

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