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April Snow?

Posted 4/6/2017 9:30am by Kelly Leach.

Lots of rain lately, things are pretty muddy around here. Water tables are high which is problematic for some but we're pretty high here so it isn't a problem and we'll appreciate that water come July and August. The potholes in our fields will have standing water but that's about it. Wet ground prevents everyone from getting into the fields too early anyway so that's probably a good thing.

Snow storm today with wind. The grass was white with heavy wet snow when I got up this morning. Not my favorite thing to see in April but it is what it is. Kelly just lost electrical service at her house at our East Farm. Needless to say she is not thrilled. Probably a tree branch took out service somewhere. Our power company is typically very responsive though so it shouldn't be out too long. Fingers crossed.

Tomatoes are all moved into the tomato house. Salad greens are planted in the lettuce house but not much growth going on...need some sunshine. The ginger plants I've been nursing in the office for months...on a heat mat with a grow light...are doing fine. I missed out on getting more ordered from Hawaii so I'm thrilled that I saved some from last season. I've seeded kale and collards for the high tunnels but have held off planting either for now. The weather forecast improves next week so things will really start moving. We'll be busy!

It's a good day to have a good day!