The summer sun and the click-clacking of sprinklers in the fields make July one of the greenest months in the Klamath Basin – despite the lack of precipitation. Thunder storms have threatened to drop rain, but in the end the clouds dissipate or head in a different direction. However, as long as we can irrigate, and the temperatures stay in the sweet spot, our crops will continue to thrive.
With that said, we figured it was time to show how some of the fields have progressed. As you may recall from a previous post “Chipping Potatoes And Grain Are In The Ground!“, we shared photos we took of our fields being planted in mid-May. Since it’s been just shy of two months, it’s a good time to see how some of our fields are doing. While it’s a bit early to say how the crops will turn out at harvest, things are looking pretty good!
We took photos of grain and chipping potato fields at the Running Y, an alfalfa field in Malin, a chipping potato field at our Malin potato processing plant as well as one of a grain field that was in chipping potatoes last year. We also have some snaps of the big, dry-land organic grain field on the Lower Lake Wildlife Refuge as well as chipping potato fields at the home-place outside of Merrill. These field photographs don’t tell the whole story, and represent a fraction of the acres we farm around the Klamath Basin, but should give you an idea of what we’re seeing.