Saturday, January 26, 2013


it has snowed here enough to completely cover the winter wheat in the field by the supermarket...all that is visible is the stubble from the bean plants that populated the field last summer...i was disinclined to disturb the snow but my best guess is that the wheat still isn't dormant simply because it hasn't been that cold that long...there is a thaw forecast in the next few days so there will be an opportunity to verify my surmise soon...the wheat grass domesticates on campus haven't found dormancy yet ( the tracks in the snow tell me there have been critters in the garden...they were probably disappointed ) and if the cold moderates i am inclined to think they won't just based on last winter's wheat experience...still, the garden is a snowy place today and that is natural for the time of year even if plant behavior seems odd.

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