6 November 2006

Frost and Rain

The last week or so we have been blessed with some cooler weather, and - joy o joy - good soaking rain. Our water tanks are filling again after a two month dry spell.
Unfortunately, the weather has been so cold that we had severe frosts.
When I drove past this vineyard less than ten days ago, the leaves were a bright green. I remember thinking how lovely it looked and it reminded me of Spring in Georgia.
This photo is from yesterday. The frost has destroyed almost the whole crop. A related article is here. The industry was worried about an over-supply and reduced prices about two weeks ago. Now they have the opposite concerns. Farming is such a difficult business.

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