We had all the crops swathed that we were going to swath. The second cut of hay was knocked down. The combine was out, greased, and ready to go. We got 60 acres of barley done, and then it happened…Snowtember! Yes, the morning of September 9, we woke up to a dusting of snow on the ground that slowly accumulated throughout the day to roughly 3 inches. We were very fortunate to not end up with 8 inches of snow like farmers near Calgary did, but for a whole week it rained, and a wheel did not turn. That is all looking up because this week, temperatures are in the low-mid 20’s C and the crop is looking like it will be ready to go!
Here is a glance of our start of harvest and the snow in pictures: