And January of 2012 looks like this so far:
January for 2012 here in North Central Missouri is starting out as one for the record books. With consistent record breaking high temperatures and a snowfall total for the winter so far of next to nothing. The small town cafe is buzzing with news of global warming. The soil is dry. I don't think I have ever seen a January this dry. The large farmers are disking fields, laying fertilizer, burning grass banks and fields. Normally this is done in March. With soybeans prices at record highs it amazes me at the people that are plowing under pasture and grazing land and planting soy beans this year instead of running cattle or cutting hay.
With the last 4 springs being extremely cool, with warm weather not coming until late June and very wet. I haven't had to water my gardens in years other than maybe to sprinkle new transplants as I plant them or water in seed beds. I fear that maybe we are in for a hot and dry spring and summer at the rate we are going.
How's the weather for everyone else out there?
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter