Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fretting Over the Winter Wheat

Today the sparrows are basking in the sunshine. And they should try to catch a few rays while they can. We have had heavy cloudiness and fog for over a week. 
 This is the time of year when the daylight hours are few, anyway. When the clouds were added in pea soup fashion, it has been dreary. However, it has been warm enough to melt most of the snow, leaving the ground bare.
 The Winter Wheat, which had been covered with an adequate blanket of snow in GriggsDakota, is now exposed to the weather that Winter will bring when it arrives.
Our temperatures have plunged down to normal levels around zero degrees Fahrenheit. The winter wheat can withstand that for now.
How long the land will remain open, or without snow cover, is difficult to predict. Some forecasters are predicting a brown Christmas, while others say we will have snow early next week.  
We are cheering for snow. It will help protect the Winter Wheat roots, plus it would be fun to get some snowmobiling in over the Christmas holiday.
But for now we are basking in frigid sunshine with blue skies and open fields of chilly Winter Wheat in GriggsDakota.

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