It has been a cold spring! Everyone is confirming that this spring has been 10 degrees colder than usual and there is no where else that feels it more than on a farm. This Friday, the 27th, while trying to get crops in the ground, black clouds came over our heads and gave us hail! Some farmers ran for cover while others stayed in the field to work on, knowing they had limited time before their scheduled rides would pick them up.
This has offered a couple of lessons. Patience of course! In getting crops into the ground and watching them grow slowly in the cold. It also highlights the importance of using the greenhouses, which is still a very new idea to some farmers, as the climate in the Northwest is very different to the ones they’ve farmed in before.
We keep farming on! We keep learning together!