[nafex] Record cold

Road's End Farm organic87 at frontiernet.net
Mon Jan 6 20:40:45 EST 2014


True. However, if Amanda's out there right now in the dark in a howling cold wind trying to put something on her fruit trees, I suspect she's going to use whatever she's already got on hand.

Good luck, everybody.

-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think (but maybe reverting tonight)
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale


On Jan 6, 2014, at 7:46 PM, Naomi Counides wrote:

> Okay, as a former city person... it is straw not hay.  Straw is a better
> insulator and Around here it is $3 a bale versus $10  a bale.  A bale of
> straw weighs maybe 40 pounds, a bale of hay weighs 80 give or take.  (18" by
> 14" by 48")Hay is feed. Straw is bedding.
> Naomi
> 
> -----Original Message-----
>  On Behalf Of david liezen
> Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 5:04 PM
> To: North American Fruit Explorers
> Subject: Re: [nafex] Record cold
> 
> Get the hay on 'em now! Although some kinds are sturdy against such cold,
> depending to some extent on what rootstock they stand on. Don't take
> chances.
> Dave Liezen
> 
> 
> ----------------------------------------
>> From: amandaisoutdoors
>> To: nafex
>> Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:36:13 -0500
>> Subject: Re: [nafex] Record cold
>> 
>> I just planted my trees this past spring. It is supposed to get -11 
>> tonight and -1 high tomorrow in western PA. I am worrying about my 
>> trees not being well established enough to survive. Should I be trying 
>> to pile hay around them or something else?
>> Thanks, and hope all of your plants do alright!!
>> Amanda
> 






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