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Wednesday
Jul142010

Heat Continues To Complicate Farming

This report came in this morning from Norwich Meadows:

Another hot week....we had to deal with both coolers breaking down and the stress on all the people of working in the heat. Everybody and everything is tired of this heat. This has to be record breaking..we are styarting to have watermelons ripen..this is a full two weeks ahead of schedule. Last week we planted about 1 acre of winter squash in NJ. I spent Sunday reworking and tweaking the irrigation there we have to move water 3600' from well source to field and all uphill....please pray for us.

Wednesday
Jul072010

The Heat Wave Continues as Norwich Meadows Prepares to Ramp Up New Jersey Farming

The extreme heat we're feeling in the city is also affecting our farm. Zaid sent a note detailing some of the changes, and letting everyone in on the latest expansion of Norwich Meadows: new farmland coming online soon in New Jersey. Our food is getting even more local!

The hottest summer we have experienced in our 10 + years farming (global warming??) has made us rethink how we do things. We normally have very few days above 85° F. We are planting things for the fall and winter both in Norwich and in a week or so at our new NJ location. I went out yesterday and we started installing irrigation for our new fields. Three thousand feet of 4" hose laid out going up hill in 90°+ weather...at least there was a cold spring where the head starts for the irrigation and I was able to wade in the stream while awaiting...pressure readings 3000' away´╗┐.