Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spring Preview

This has been one of the snowiest winters I can ever remember around these parts.  Some years me might get two separate accumulating snowfalls, but I think we've had four this year.  We've even had snowfall as recently as last week.

I don't think we're going to see any snow this week, though.

This is the second straight morning I've been able to go to the farm without wearing anything heavier than a fleece pullover, and I've spent the afternoon wearing short-sleeves all week.  The 7 day forecast is saying that we'll have a full week of this great weather. Even though I doubt we've seen the last of cold, damp winter weather this year, I'm certainly going to enjoy this spring preview and take advantage of the the best I can.

Part of that includes fertilizing our spring forages.  Our local farmer's co-op is supposed to start spreading ammonia nitrate and potash over some of our fields today and tomorrow, and I expect to be applying liquid nitrogen fertilizer on a few others.  And as soon as we can find some replacement lugbolts for one of our honeywagon's tires, we'll be applying our "water 'n poo" fertilizer to several spots as well.

Where ever you are and whatever you're doing, I hope you have an enjoyable day.  I'm certainly planning on it!


Anonymous said...

I was tempting to put the top down on my convertible yesterday!

Beginning to realize you may be able to blog more this year since you aren't traveling as much... wonder how many other things you'll do more often including things with your family! Catch ya later!


Scott said...

Water 'n poo? May the wind blow from the East to the West today, so that Oakman stays upwind!