Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Friday, June 4, 2010


Haying is hard business in the Bella Coola Valley.  There are so many weather factors that influence the outcome that you can't control.  A lot of the hay gets mowed in the last week of June and the first week in July when we can expect a significant period of high pressure so the month of June is the make or break it for hay growth.  Last year we had a significant and unusual hot and dry spell in June that really hurt the hay yields.

Looking at the fields in the first week in June this year it strikes me that it is not going to be a good crop.  We've had excellent temperatures and a reasonable amount of sun, but we have been lacking the precipitation that should go with that.  A good rain this next week will help, but without it, a lot of the grass species will tend towards producing seed heads and not growing so much. Grizzly

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