The Rock Wall

Posted April 28, 2016 at 10:11 am

Well, I had to go to Springfield on Tuesday which forced me to sit down on Monday night for this chat with you. I know that no one is supposed to schedule anything outside the office for Tuesday. Guess people in Springfield didn’t get the memo.

– The Old Farmer’s Weather Proverb – Stick to your winter flannels until your winter flannels stick to you. Hope I didn’t already tell you about that one. I looked back through several of these chats and couldn’t find it. If I did tell you, just change more often.

– I’ve about given up on morel mushrooms as a lost cause this year. Too dry early. Then too cold. Our mushroom inventing friends (I say that because it seems they find mushrooms when there aren’t any) only found one. Why, I

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    The Rock Wall

    In past years, the peak fall color has averaged around Oct. 15, so we have been watching to see what effect the drought has on color this year.

    Monday morning, Oct. 15, I told Kimball that the oak and hickory trees north of our house looked the best I’d seen them. I also said I can never tell when the peak hits until a day or two later.

    I’m thinking today, Tuesday, that Monday was it.

    The sugar maples don’t play by oak rules.

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