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Myron Platte wrote:How is everything now? Stuff growing?



Haha no.

It's been a rough year for the entire area. Even well established trees in areas that are definitely getting watered are dead. It's crazy.

So a lot of my fruit trees in the area I actually irrigate are dead. Very discouraging.

The sainfoin isn't looking as big as usual. I hear from others that things are short too so that seems to be weather related.

It's just really dry and windy and yeah. Things aren't looking great here.
 
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Sorry to hear your crops are taking such a hit this year. It sounds really desiccated there.

Best luck going forward.

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https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Alnus+rubra I found this tree, and thought of you. Cold and wind hardy. Nitrogen fixer. Good for shelterbelts.
 
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Oh, one more thing. Geoff Lawton's advice for when you're on a large-scale, difficult site on broad acreage is to go really small, find something that works, and then extend, adjusting as you go. Might be applicable to your situation.
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