Belated Mother’s Day wishes to all moms. You’d think I could have remembered since last week is traditionally our busiest week at the greenhouse — and it was. Despite intermittent rains all week, we saw lots of beautiful flowers leave the greenhouse.
To say we are still wet is an understatement. We just can’t catch a break. We did manage to get all the wheat sprayed with the final round of fungicide. That was a good accomplishment. The planter is still in the shed and could be all week. While no rain is predicted until Wednesday, that is probably the first day we could consider trying to plant. The remainder of the week is supposed to be warmer and dry, thank goodness.
While most farmers understand that they cannot control the weather, I’ve talked to many this week who are beginning to grumble and worry. Top that with the increased China tariffs and there is much uncertainty in the agricultural community. Many in business can pass along the added costs of products to the consumer. We, in ag, do not have that ability.
Strawberries are finally ready to pick. I look forward to a fresh strawberry pie in the next couple of weeks. There is a new series about farming on the History Channel. It is called “The American Farm.” It is a very realistic portrayal of life on the farm. It airs on Sunday evening and has become a DVR special for Mark and me. There is another show about agriculture on Tuesday night that reminds me of “Green Acres,” and it is not one I’d recommend for viewing.
I’m hoping your week is productive and that your tractors will soon be planting the crops that American consumers need to fill their shopping carts. Until next week, please exercise more patience and a good attitude. Your family will thank you.