We had a wet winter in the Willamette Valley. This has delayed spring field work but allowed the shop crew to catch up on maintenance tasks. So our equipment is ready to go and we have some spring grains in the ground already. The next month and a half will be very busy getting crops planted, first the grains and peas, then the vegetables. Irrigation crews are going around to each field to make sure systems are ready to run when needed.
Growth of pasture grasses is exploding with long days and warming soils. A dairy in the area recently sent us young heifers. Curious, playful and beautiful animals. Spring lambing is almost completed and the new lambs are growing rapidly on rich sheep milk from their mothers.