- Agriculture.com Community
- Announcements & Forum Help
- Farm Business
- Young & Beginning Farmers
- Cattle Talk
- Crop Talk
- Hog Talk
- Machinery Talk
- Machinery Marketplace
- Shops, buildings and bins
- Ask the SF Engineman!
- Computers & more
- Precision Agriculture
- People & Rural Life
- Ag Forum
- Women In Ag
- Agriculture.com Blogs
- Your Farm in the Future
- Women in Ag: Lisa Foust Prater
- Women in Ag: Brenda Frketich
- Women in Ag: Anne Miller
- Women in Ag: Jennifer Dewey
- Women in Ag: Talkin' Turkey with Lara Durben
- Women in Ag: Heather Lifsey Barnes
12-03-2012 08:05 AM
So my friends --any takers that by spring will we be posting how wet it is and don't how we will get in the fields to plant , lol
remeber what they say -- one extreme follow's another .
BTW I read that this winter will be above on temps AND ---- above pricp . Wonder if Elwynn read that one ?
12-03-2012 08:24 AM
For the guy's west of the Missouri river I will not bet on enough rain. As for us east of the river it is too soon for the ole woe is us tune to be played. Pretty easy for us to get caught up with a wet spring.
We usually have as much run off as soak in most springs here in South Podunk Country so even slightly over half of normal Feb, March and April moisture for us will have many tile lines running. It is July and Aug that are the problems here.
12-03-2012 09:10 AM - edited 12-03-2012 10:03 AM
ECIN; as you're lounging by the pool today working on your tan
Here is a picture to get you in the winter mood... (remember it is still fall for another 2 1/2 weeks, enjoy it while it lasts)
First pict is of an glacier flow right down to field level, second one is one right down to the highway, July picts.
12-03-2012 09:52 AM
ECIN : Up here in the "Great North " We always say "if it gets too wet or cold....won't be long before its too dry or hot ". So , being as we are dry now , in the next two months we should get wet and cold and then by mid to late April should be just right for planting !!! Thats the plan I'm going with !!!! lol John
12-03-2012 10:02 AM
Nope, Iceland last July, south side of the island.
Have fun, Alaska is on my list too.
Beautiful day here ... can't ever remember needing to mow grass in Dec ... might this year at this rate.
12-03-2012 10:17 AM - edited 12-03-2012 10:41 AM
Some of these old saws, assembled by Dr. George Freier, seem relevant, in that meteorology has a way of coming back to patterns that farmers have observed forever:
If October and November be snow and frost, the January and February are likely to be open and mild.
As September, so the coming of March
A warm January, a cold May
Wrote a piece about this a while back, for what it's worth: Look around you for a weather forecast
12-03-2012 10:26 AM
The old timers around here said to look at the squirrels nests in the trees.
Small ones mild winter, large ones ..Time to go to Arizona for the winter.
This year they a very small. (I think they probably got heat stroke and had to quit last summer)
12-03-2012 10:56 AM
This is of more a nature deal , but about last 10 years ago , we started to have Sand Hill Cranes fly over -- headed South , sometimes they over night here in bean fields , but anyway when you see them going south bound you can bet cold weather is sure to follow .
Last week seen 2 small flocks -- thats it , the rest should be comeing shortly , cold air is comeing .
BTW - Thanks John -- good read !