[Market-farming] Extreme weather & RWH

KAKerby at aol.com KAKerby at aol.com
Sat Apr 30 00:20:42 EDT 2011

I'd love that info on RWH.  Even though we get a lot in late  
fall/winter/early spring, we dry up and stay dry through the summer and have  real 
irrigation issues for 2-3 months each year.  Sign me up for learning  how to store 
it and use it later.
Kathryn Kerby
Snohomish, WA
In a message dated 4/29/2011 9:06:08 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
mdbrabo at att.net writes:

Wish I could send you some rain via FedEx.  We've had nearly 8" in  10 
days.  Spent last weekend sandbagging our little town against the  Mississippi 
River.  Almost need "water-wings" for the tractor.  Beans aren't germinating 
at all.  Wondering how to put 12 acres  under High Tunnels.
Hope you get the moisture you need via precipitation, well water or rain  
water harvesting-RWH.  I'm on a great RWH list serve which includes many  
folks from Australia and India where RWH is required.  Let me know if  you'd 
like info on RWH.
Vesterbrook Farm - Certified Naturally Grown
Clarksville,  Missouri - Mississippi River Bluffs,  Zone 6

On Apr 29, 2011, at 10:55 PM, Marcy wrote:

Seems  like a lot of extremes.  Here we’re hoping for some rain or snow 
this  weekend. We’ve had about 3/8” total - since January.
We  planted our earliest ever planting of sweet corn this past week but 
have a  couple cold nights ahead.
I  keep wishing for some moisture, but then hear about folks that have way 
too  much and remind myself that we can add more moisture by irrigating, but 
it’s  pretty hard to work the other way.
SE  Colo

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