This spring especially, we have been reminded of what spring really looks like, because last year we had little rain, very warm temperatures, and no irrigation system. The rains came in recent weeks, parts of our fields have been flooded, and are continuing to dry out. And yet, remembering last year, we have forged ahead with installation of an irrigation system that pulls from the creek. We know that Mother Nature loves to toss challenges our way. We have to keep it all in perspective.
However, one of the papa ducks didn't like the distraction of ducklings and we have sent him to a new home at Atwood Village Family Farm. Ducky domestic violence won't happen on our farm.
We've peaked the interest of the local Extension office. They'll be keeping an eye on our experiment and we are all hopeful that it works. The intense labor necessary for keeping weeds from overtaking a no spray field is immense. If this works we may have a contribution to share with other farms.