Well…it’s still raining in Oregon

22 Mar

Well we are still waiting for the rain that hit in October to stop.  Sheesh this has been a frustrating fall, winter and now spring for farming.  I’m hopeful it will turn around here soon, but I have to be, because as a farmer what else can you do but be optimistic about the weather?!

Here are a few shots of our filbert orchard.  I am still out getting pruning done, it’s coming along…slowly but surely.Also we headed out this week to check out some of the damages as the water goes down.  This is one of the smaller of the tile holes we marked.  This happens when our drainage tile (which runs underground) breaks and the water pushes up through the ground to the surface.  For now we just flag them so no one or thing falls in.  We will farm around them this year and come back in the fall to fix the drainage lines.

**My Aunt Marian just told me in comments below that my Grandpa Carl always called tile holes “suck outs”.  Which is what we still often call them today 🙂

We have had a few nice days here and there.  Fingers are still crossed for a couple, a few, a LOT more!

2 Responses to “Well…it’s still raining in Oregon”

  1. marian kuch March 24, 2017 at 9:14 am #

    Grandpa Kirsch used to call those holes ‘suck outs.’


    • Nuttygrass March 24, 2017 at 9:32 am #

      That’s what we call them still! 🙂 I will add that piece in there!! Thanks for the reminder!


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