Fall 2014 in Northwest Alabama

| 9/30/2014 9:24:00 AM

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Rosedale GardenFarmers are finishing up combining corn around our area and planting wheat no till over the stubble. Soybeans that were planted after some of the wheat was combined - before the rain deluge - are also being harvested. Those planted after the rest of the wheat was combined are still nice and green. Some of the fields had wheat and soybeans growing due to late harvesting, but the hot weather stifled the volunteer wheat. Hay is also being baled.

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10/6/2014 11:13:40 PM

Thanks for visiting and commenting Dave. Cotton looks like it's going to be late this year. I'm with you that some soybeans were harvested earlier than usual. Corn is finished and the fields are being plowed up to plant wheat. My garden for the last two years has been a disappointment due to the weather. I'm glad I didn't have to survive off of what I've gotten out of it. We had a cold snap after the storms of last weekend. I almost turned on my heat, but it'll get back up in the 80's by Wed.

10/1/2014 8:30:07 AM

Mary, crop harvest has begun here in Nebraska as well. It seems to me they started a bit early this year. I don't think it's normal for corn and bean harvesting to start in September. The ones that didn't get hit with hail this year are bringing in a bumper crop. Hardly any pivot irrigation was needed this year. My gardens got way out of hand as well. I'm starting the cleanup if it ever stops raining. You always have the best festivals. Some are pretty somber when the roots of the festival are remembered. It is a tragedy what we did to our native American people. I wish we could go back and change it but all we can do is to see that nothing like that happens again. Migration of the geese has begun here. I'm not sure if the Sandhill Cranes has come through yet. Everything is winding down and getting ready for the Winter slumber. The Farmer's Almanac says that my area will have a colder than normal and wet Winter. I've taken in my snow blower for a tune up and maintenance checkup. ***** Have a great Alabama fall day.

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