Thursday, February 23, 2017

Rain, rain... go away, but just till we dry out

The KB Blog has been on hiatus till I could find time again.  I am going to give up reading distracting online articles and start writing them.  
At least I will know how much truth they contain.  

You have to be careful what you ask for, last year we said, "if it rained every day that wouldn't be enough".  It might not be enough to end the 5 years of drought, but it is enough when it actually happens.  You find out that creeks, roads, embankments, power lines and other usually innocuous things have their limit and will overflow, tumble down or stop working.  It is another example of how awesome nature is.  The other night my family and I were in the dark, literally.  We just went to bed even though it was 8:30pm.  We didn't know how to deal without electricity, don't even get me start on not having internet, "what's the point of living?"

Good news bad news, flowers love rain water, we collect if off our greenhouse roofs and the gerbera daisies think it is a great treat.  You will start seeing the results in the coming weeks and months.  However, warm, rainy weather is a growers worst enemy when dealing with botrytis and other diseases.  We have done a good job keeping the flowers clean, but every California grower and I believe South America also is having a wet winter, will have issues.

I am going skiing this weekend if I can get to there.  One ski area in Tahoe reported 51 feet of snow so far this season.  I am excited about the prospect and hope you have a good weekend too.

 "one of KB's fields under water"

 "neighbors strawberry crop"

"one of our tenant's hoop houses"

Robert Kitayama

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