Friday, July 17, 2009

A Beautiful but Erratic Haying Season in Springfield, Vermont?

The gradual emergence of an inopportune New England Monsoonal period is a major annoyance for local farmers who have every day counted in the brief but boisterous New England growing season.

The rainy weather in late Spring and early Summer raised Cain with the local farmers here in Springfield, Vermont, and in the region generally.
They needed enough sun for the succession of harvests to mature properly, and the lack thereof has affected the hay production for everyone - disaster looms.

Even the casual observer sees that the new-cut rows have this time no deep green shadows, and that the otherwise thick and sultry Summer'y air in the vicinity is not rich with the freshly mowed lawn perfumes of a countryside tamed to service or to beauty.