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Icicles on the pivots

April 17th, 2021

While the daytime temperatures are warm, we’re still getting some cold nights.  The sun shining on the icicles on the pivots in the early morning is beautiful.

Early morning icicles

 

 

Happy Geese!

April 8th, 2021

We have a gaggle of geese enjoying eating the grass in the hay field closest to the Columbia River.  And… while they’re eating they’re also adding fertilizer!

geese 3

 

What a wind storm!

March 29th, 2021

The wind storm that passed through yesterday afternoon and through the night was a doozy!  Gusts reached 63 mph on our farm!  It’s a good thing our 12th man flag wasn’t flying yet.

12th man flag on pivot

All but 3 of our pivots are irrigated by well so we’ve had irrigation on for the past week.  The established fields have no trouble with wind but the 130 acres we just seeded 6 days ago is bare soil.  We ran the irrigation before and during the wind storm to protect the seed and keep blowing dust to a minimum.

CID irrigation is scheduled to be turned on mid April for the 3 fields not under well irrigation.