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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The First Frost

September 30, 2015 was the first frost in our area.  It arrived on the farm only in the lowest areas along the swamps; here on top of the hill it was 39F.  The sand garden along the River Road got hit hard as did all of the open areas there.  Under the trees frost stays away for awhile. 

The first frost gets our thinking shifted to the oncoming winter.  Farmers are already harvesting soybeans and soon will start on the corn -- both likely to be record yields this year with plenty of rain.  

The frost tried to creep up the hill on the farm, but was limited to the lowest lying area along the swamp