[Market-farming] New member/weather

road's end farm organic101 at linkny.com
Fri Sep 8 08:12:36 EDT 2006


I think this year we're getting your rain. Wish we could send some of 
it over that way --

-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale

On Sep 7, 2006, at 9:01 PM, Bill Bradshaw wrote:

> Carla, Welcome to the list, lots of nice folks here. We are located in 
> East
> Texas and are having the same trouble. Very dry and our water source is
> about gone. It is a farm pond that holds 14 acre feet of water. Any 
> way pray
> for rain. Now about the drip tape. I have done two things that work (1)
> After the lines are put out when we plow we cover the lines, this 
> helps a
> lot. (2) We have taken 5 gallon buckets and cut them off to about 3" 
> high,
> set these around the fields and keep them full of water. (Just to 
> water the
> critters) It works. Bill
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <cjmaness at juno.com>
> To: <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 6:17 PM
> Subject: [Market-farming] New member
>
>
>> Hi,
>> I'm new to the list, and just wanted to say Hi to everyone. I have 
>> been
>> reading the latest posts, with interest. My husband and I farm about 5
>> acres here in central Oklahoma. We sell our produce at the farmers
>> market.
>> Right now we are struggling through the drought, and the critters that
>> keep chewing up our drip lines. We can't turn the drip on without 
>> walking
>> every single line looking for holes. If anyone has any suggestions for
>> deterring these water starved creatures I would sure appreciate it!
>> Carla
>>
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