[Market-farming] winter weather

Elaine Granata elainegranata at peoplepc.com
Sun Feb 11 23:11:17 EST 2007


Sue: Last report I heard about 10,000 head were lost. Apparently the 15 foot
snow drifts made it hard for even the plows to get near the animals with
hay. I heard that some of the counties were declared federal disaster areas,
so they got some help.

We've has snow on the ground in Denver since Dec 20th-- unusal for us--it
usually melts before a next snow but we've had 7 -8 consecutive weekends of
snow. Warmed up a bit this week, so lots of melt, but it's all downstream of
storage reserviors.  No crocuses in the middle of Feb this year, which is
what typically happens around here. But the days are longer-- yea!

Elaine
Denver
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sue Wells" <farmersue at hughes.net>
To: "'Market Farming'" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2007 4:39 AM
Subject: [Market-farming] winter weather


> I have been wondering about the starving cattle in Colorado, and
surrounding
> areas that had so much news coverage, I haven't heard anything lately,
were
> a lot lost? I also wondered why help was not available sooner.
> How is everyone's winter? Has there been too much ice damage? I am not
sure
> if anyone is having a mild winter anymore. It is pretty cold uphere in
> Vermont.
> Sue Wells
>
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