|forecast courtesy of weather.com|
the long-term forecast is "warmer and drier" for this spring, and I'm looking at the next 3 or 4 days as a chance to get out and chop up the crop residue, disk some ground that has weeds just starting to pop up, and possibly do a little bit of field leveling.
The flatter the field the easier every other crop operation gets - easier to plant, easier to weed, easier to harvest, and you can do everything faster if the ground is flat and smooth.
I've got 100 concord grape vines coming pretty soon here, and I'll need to build another section of vineyard to accomodate them, too. So a little bit of sun and warmth gives me a choice on outside tasks to get done, and the more I get done now the better. Spreading the work out for the planting season is always a good thing.