Planting hope, another round of summer crops
A cold front blew through on Saturday, bringing with it colder temperatures (30 degree drop) and even a bit of rain. Temperatures will start climbing once again and by Wednesday we should be baking again with temperatures in the mid 90’s.
This year, we’ve gone through so many flip flop changes in the weather leaves on feeling a bit whiplashed. Of course the harvest suffered considerably thanks to the weather that couldn’t make up it’s mind.
We started the year on a high note, we high expectations but are now resigned to the fact that the weather has had the last word on this year’s growing season. We will not, I repeat NOT grow for 10k this year – unless some sort of last second “hail mary” of a miracle happens during these last minutes of the 4th quarter.
The September harvest were the WORST we’ve had in a long time. The economic downturn and our pathetic harvest have hit simultaneously. I mean, even I was shocked to see the tally results. Pssst, all you Tally Hoe contestants, I’m giving you hints here!
Like I said in previous post (below), we’ve had “bad” years before but this one takes the cake and our business has suffered because of it and we are now having to start cutting back on “unnessaries” Asking ourselves “do we really need this” and “can we do without” or “what cheaper alternative is there for this or that.”
Of course we’ve always lived pretty simply but now are having to make what little income we’ve made and have it go further. One thing that won’t suffer is our PTF outeach work, we put this work above our personal needs and wants.
How are you changing your lifestyle during these difficult times? Are you cutting back or what are doing without?
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