Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Last week we had snow...8' of it. A beautiful winter wonderland and so good for the trees. The trees need cold right now. Each variety needs a specified amount of "winter chill hours." The cold really sets the trees up for the next growing season.
So this week, we have very warm temps, like a late spring. Even though the days are beautiful, we're not happy. Too much warm weather may trick the trees into blooming too early. The Farmers Almanac promises more cold temps and more rain in a week or so.
When you're a farmer, you're always worried about the weather. And, Mark Twain, we still haven't been able to do anything about it.