The crops are starting to come along. Everything is really slow because of the cold weather. But finally the corn is poking through the ground in the middle field, and the east field’s seed is starting to soften and sprout. If the weather would warm up and stay warm (corn likes warm weather) the fields will green up nicely.
Terry is watering the bean ground, last set, and then it will dry for awhile before he plants. Here again we could use some warmer weather to dry out the subbed soil enough for planting.
I did get my garden planted this weekend, the garden rows share the same field as the pinto beans, I cut back some, instead of ½ of an acre I shrunk. It’s just too hard to keep everything going at my age and still work at a paying job!!! 🙂
The alfalfa is enjoying the cooler weather though. It won’t be long now before the first cutting, probably in about three weeks.
One thing about being out in the fields the views are amazing. On one side is the San Juan Mountains, the other view shows you the West Elk peaks, and in the north is Grand Mesa, the largest flat-top mountain in the world. But what butts up to our mesa is the Uncompahgre plateau.
Actually the Uncompahgre is more than a plateau it is a mountain range full of cliffs, canyons and mesas 90 miles long. When the sun is just right you can see this amazing geology so full of mystery and wonder.
Anyway, the wind has some good use, besides bringing the sap up in the trees and bushes. 🙂
As long as there is snow up there we will have wind.