Fall is always a rush in GriggsDakota. The weather looms large. We deal with a very short growing season. Fall, as lovely as any season here, might give up early. Winter snow can begin to pile up in late October or early November. We are always cheering for a long Fall filled with sunny days in order to finish the harvest.
The Farmer Fred Award Runner-Up for October 2014 is presented to:
Getting a Grip on the New Season
Originally published on October 10, 2014
Fall has been around for weeks and I should no longer be surprised when I step out into the crisp morning in GriggsDakota.
But, I am still surprised. Always jacketless, usually shoeless, the cold nips as I pretend I do not notice.
Every living creature is making adjustments for the cold that is here and the cold that is coming.
Leaves are dropping.
Flowers are finishing.
The grass is dormant, no longer growing.
Many birds have flown away.
Farmer Fred and the gang remain here, with a long list of things to do before the snow flies in GriggsDakota.