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In our little valley here, we rely heavily on the valley-wide irrigation system for watering crops and stock during the summer.  It’s only on for about 3 to 4 months depending on last winters snowpack, so you use it while you have it!

frost on the crops from irrigation

Well, being as how it is Montana and our seasons kind of blend together except about 2 weeks right in the middle of each one…

Anyway, last night was what we call a “killing frost” because what you have in the garden is gonna get whacked!

Good thing this field is a well worked and very hardy alfalfa crop or it would be a total loss, at least where the irrigation water froze up!

Just wanted to share more of our fun times starting out the farm season. =)

~ Stoney