I don't even know what to write, this is how my week began
and this is how it's ending.
Yes that's snow, and we have had snow here on the farm in years past,
so... it could happen. Chico is about 25 miles up the road, but their weather
is not far off of ours. Usually, freezing in the valley pushes warm air up to us,
here in the "Banana Belt". But when we get this kind of freezing day after day,
for hours on end, there is no warm air left to push. I realize that compared to
weather in other parts of the county and for my friends in the far north,
this is short sleeve weather. But!!! if your raising Citrus, It's Hell.
We've been turning on the water during the night hours, it keeps the air
moving and ups the temperature....... a little bit. It your lucky it will safe
the fruit, now we just trying to save the trees. I had a pipe blow the other
night, but it's to cold to fix it properly, with out breaking more.
Any port in a storm.
This is how the tree above the brake looked,
makes for pretty pictures and a lot of heart ache.