August Farm Report

Posted on September 5, 2007. Filed under: Farm Report |

Flax FlowerFlax FlowerFlax FlowerFlax FlowerThe flax flowers were beautiful this summer.  We were concerned with the weather this year as most of the state is in a dry period.  Many days have seen the thermometer reaching into the 90’s with a few hundred-degree days.  However, the flax plant is still created to produce seed and so the flowers opened up a little ahead of time because of the hot conditions but they came through the heat looking great. 
The impact of the drought will most likely bring about a reduced yield of flax but as in most years when it is dry the quality of the crop is exceptional.  We will have to wait and see.  In the meantime, we will hope and pray for rain.  It is also a time of year when all of our work with the crop has been completed until harvest.  We will start to prepare our machinery for the upcoming harvest season and for the next few days, we will also be sure to stop by the flax field and enjoy the view.

Sincerely,

Mark Hylden

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