We fought wind and dust all day long yesterday. Sure was a mess!
And of course it had little bits of rain with it…nothing that does any good, just helps the blowing dirt stick to stuff.
Here is one of our windows to give you an idea…that isn’t rain, it’s dirt.
I went to bed thinking I will be glad when the weather settles and I can get the windows and screens washed.
This morning we woke up to this-
Yep! And we still irrigate even though there is snow.
Terry and I were talking about those that have corn seed in the ground ready to ‘water-up’–sort of scary, because this type of moisture will cause the seed to swell and break out roots and a stalk, if the water doesn’t hit them at the right time the seed will die.
That is one reason we water the ground first, wait for it to dry to the right stage of moisture and then plant.
Everyone has their own theory and knows what works for them, but for us this is what and why we do what we do.
Also, this type of weather is a mess for those in the ‘prep’ stage of ground work. You get the soil to the point of being a really nice sponge; it will act like a sponge. In our clay type of soil sponges turn rock hard if you don’t get on it right at a certain point.
As in all things timing is everything.
There is an old saying: “As in gambling so is farming” there just might be more than a grain of truth in it.
Well, moisture is moisture so we will just keep the fire going, the water flowing and know that someday, at some time, winter has just GOT to end! 🙂
Linda, from Canada sent me some bulbs of her Tarda Tulips, last year we were so dry they didn’t bloom, but this year they are lovely.
Of course they are covered up with snow right now, but the photos I got yesterday show you how beautiful they are
Spring time in the Rockies or is it still winter time? Maybe a mix of both 🙂