Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Hay is On!

With a forecast like this some of the Bella Coola Valley farmers/haycutters have decided to go for it and today started laying down the hay.  It's probably a pretty good bet they'll make it because the forecast sounds good and they should be all bailed up by Saturday.

I've mentioned before that hay cutting in the valley is a tough business because you really have to depend on weather forecasts and then the farmers own knowledge about what it might actually be like, because our weather as we have seen can be different than a lot of areas around us and getting the 3 days with no rain is tricky in mid-late June.  The pattern this year for May and June puts the odds on this farmers side though, because we have so little precipitation.  Many hay cutters will wait for the break we should expect around the 1st week of July to mow there crops down.  Grizzly

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