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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #1245 on: May 14, 2017, 12:03:47 PM »
We have been in the low 60's daytime and very low 40's night time with some rain off and on one or two days a week.  Starting 5/19 we are looking at be in the 80's to 90'.  But I don't think we are out of the wood's just yet.  Have had some winds at 30 40 MPH off and on this last week

Cutting grass every 3 to 4 days in-between some rain days.  Rain days are not much just can not cut the grass.  I water everyday from 4 to 6 A.M. but I can cut the grass by 2 or 3 PM as long as it does not rain.  This has be a wet Spring for us this year, but it's helping the dry farmer up on the high ridge above us.  As it is Mothers day it means it's the last day of freezing weather at night for the grape growers so they say.  They have been right for the last 11 years that we have been on this side of the state.  They will be clean up the smudge pots this week and checking the out for next year. 

This is the size of smudge pots they use around this area for apples a grapes. 


Most have change over to orchard windmill.

You're still allowed to use smudge pots? I think Ca outlawed them decades back, now farmers are forced to use wind props, like the kind found on swamp boats, or expensive helicopters to fly all morning till sunrise to keep the frost off.
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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #1246 on: May 14, 2017, 12:28:22 PM »
You're still allowed to use smudge pots? I think Ca outlawed them decades back, now farmers are forced to use wind props, like the kind found on swamp boats, or expensive helicopters to fly all morning till sunrise to keep the frost off.

Yep!  But Washington is working to become Ca.
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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #1247 on: May 14, 2017, 12:59:39 PM »
Yep!  But Washington is working to become Ca.
Once they start smelling or seeing the smoke, they'll demand farmers quit using them, forcing them to use more expensive methods, while banning them from passing along the increased cost.
Ca only banned them when La complained, so the entire state suffered under the new law.
I'm shocked we're still allowed to burn off the rice fields.
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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #1248 on: May 14, 2017, 01:17:22 PM »
Once they start smelling or seeing the smoke, they'll demand farmers quit using them, forcing them to use more expensive methods, while banning them from passing along the increased cost.
Ca only banned them when La complained, so the entire state suffered under the new law.
I'm shocked we're still allowed to burn off the rice fields.

As it is not there only used on the East side of the state.  So the East side is very Conservative for the most part.  The West side of the state has their problems and all there problems come over to the East side of the state.  So right now it's a stand off.   The winds come from the West side of the state to the East side of the state. 
A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.- James Freeman Clarke

Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.  I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.  ~ Ronald Reagan ~

Always remember "Feelings Aren't Facts."

 

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