Thursday, May 17, 2012


We've taken refuge inside the house earlier than usual.


There is only so much time a person can have dust blown into your ears, eyes, nose and mouth.  The wind wasn't too bad until we got to mid-afternoon.  But, it went from breezy with gusts to constant poooooof.

People who have read the blog or newsletters in the past know that we often site wind as the hardest weather to deal with.  But, this wind is particularly onerous.


Glad you asked.  It's because the temps are abnormally high for mid May and the air is drier than usual.  This makes it particularly tough on our young plants.  In fact, it is really making it hard for our Spring crops to reach their potential.  Arugula should not go right to bolting this time of year - yet we have some doing just that.  Before we even get one picking out of it.  What gives?  We had that crop in at the right time....

And - we have some reminders for everyone:

- Plant Sale at Hansen's Outlet in Cedar Falls from 4pm to 6pm tomorrow.
- Waverly Farmers' Market from 8:30-11:30 am Saturday
- Tom Sawyer Day at the farm Saturday from 2:30-5:00pm  RSVP if you plan to attend.

Finally - a thanks to the group who visited us from the U of Iowa today.  Hope the stay blew you the figurative sense.  We know the wind tried the literal sense.

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