Black Dog Farms

  (Twin Falls, Idaho)
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Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Lately I have been wondering if the tree needs to be put back up around here. For the last 4 mornings I have awakened to a pretty steady snowfall. Kinda hard to envision the fact that in a mere 6 weeks (42 days) I am planning to start making some deliveries. 

The good news though is that by mid afternoon everyday, the snow has melted and the ground is clearly visible. I am ready to turn the ground and start sowing the cool weather stuff in about 2 weeks. Come on sunshine.

How is your weather?

 
 

Fertilizer Cost: Nill

Quick, when you think of Idaho what comes to mind? 

My wife and I were just talking a day or two ago that we do not even know a potato farmer ( or a skinhead for all of you who went that direction). Here we are living in the middle of ag country in the state that is well known as a potato growing champion and I can't name even one potato grower. Kinda funny.

I do however know some farmers who grow other types of crops. And one of the topics they continually discuss is how much their fertilizer costs have increased this year. A few are reporting that they will be up around $150-$200 per acre for fertilizer. Interesting.

And perplexing to a guy like me. You see, I use no fertilizer on the food that I grow. OK, I  might mix up a little compost including some chicken manure early in the season.  Sure sometimes my stuff does not look as pretty as theirs.Often I fight a problem bug or two on my crop, but I still manage to grow lots of food.

And I will put mine up against theirs in a blind taste test any day of the week.

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