The purpose of my blog is to chronicle the weather, natural occurrences, planting dates, harvests and notes about the crops on my small farm south of Dallas.
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Winter storm advisory in effect
After a brief reprieve yesterday of temps in the upper 40s, a cold front moved in today, sending temperatures back into the 30s by midday and into the 20s tonight. Warmer weather will not return until the weekend.
On January 28, 1986, I skipped classes at Waxahachie High to sow sweet peas in the field next to my house.
I was unaware that the Space Shuttle Challenger had exploded that morning until my friend called me and asked if I had heard the news. Immediately, I turned on the TV and found all the major networks covering the story.
Still, the events of that day are tied together in my memory, and each year that I sow sweet peas, I remember the date that I sowed Wando sweet peas and harvest the greatest yield I've ever picked.
This year as the date approached, I made sure to have seed on hand, and I sowed the peas on Friday, January 27, 2017, in the same field where I grew sweet peas in 1986.