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,