Autumn Starting to Show —Thursday, August 20, 2020

Smoke still fills the sky, day and night, night and day…and the heat wears on and on and on…Wednesday we hit 104*f ( 40c)

But, in spite of all that

Fall is in the air. Yes, I know it’s still August, but the signs are still there

The Rabbit Brush is blooming…three weeks early

The trees are starting to lighten up, with bits of yellow poking through here and there

The pinto beans are turning yellow. Once all the plants are yellow the pinto bean harvest will begin.

The daylight is shrinking (sob)

The corn is starting to dent

Although we are still irrigating.  Once the corn is totally dented the water for the corn will stop.  There will not be a reason to keep the water on the corn; the plant stops taking in the water, the seeds are now made.

The only thing we will keep irrigating will be the three alfalfa fields.  Those we keep irrigating until sometime in October.

For you never want alfalfa to go into the winter thirsty if you do…you won’t have a field next spring.

 

 

Yes, Fall is in the air, (although this reluctant to break heat, would have a person think differently),

even the light has changed.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

10 thoughts on “Autumn Starting to Show —Thursday, August 20, 2020

  1. WOW! 104°! Temps are cooler here now and evening temps have been dropping down into the mid 60’s by morning. Daylength is getting shorter, as you say, making us come inside earlier. I hope your harvests are great! Thanks for sharing how things are going on your farm.

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  2. Hot here, too. Isn’t it amazing how suddenly it is dark at 8:30 pm? Happens every August but always takes me by surprise. The only good thing about winter, in my opinion, is that the horrible wildfires will be out.

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