Peregrine Farm News Vol. 18 #4, 1/29/21

What’s been going on!

Possibly the coldest night of the year tonight, we will see.  Everything is covered and the tunnels are battened down.  The blizzard of 2021 earlier in the week turned out to be a dusting but we are always happy when we don’t have to go out in the middle of the night to sweep the tunnels off to prevent them from collapsing.  The biggest snows have all been from the end of January to the beginning of March but really once we get out of the end of this month we begin to breathe easier.

Like Hurricane Fran, we are still scarred by the record snow the end of January 2000 when we had 20 inches.  I had been gone for a week to meetings in Georgia and drove home that afternoon.  Betsy said that they were calling for some snow but probably not a lot.  We went up to Burlington that evening for another meeting and by the time we got out it was snowing pretty hard.  By the time we got home we knew this was serious and stayed up all night, going out every hour to sweep the tunnels off, alternating with each other.  When morning came we were just about hallucinating from the lack of sleep and the physical exertion.  Some things you never forget or want to re-live.

Still not enough flowers to justify coming to market this week so we will stay home and be warm tomorrow.

Picture of the week

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It was beautiful in the aftermath

What’s going to be at Market?

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