Farmer Doug weighs in on drought conditions

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A good, soaking rain is on Farmer Doug’s wish list right now.

His crops of pumpkins and Christmas trees and everything else could use the moisture.

Looking at the pumpkins, Doug Hoffbauer said, “They’re not growing, they’re maintaining. And we’re missing out on some good growing days because they don’t have the moisture. The problem that we have is they’re surviving, but that’s about it.”

Their peonies are doing well, but need water for next year’s crop.

Irrigation for him is more challenging, with his well set-up.

He said annuals are having the harder time right now. But if the drought continues, even perennial crops will be hurting.

Farmers like him feel an obligation to the land, and to help feed their neighbors. But they need Mother Nature’s help to do so.

There is a Peony Party coming up at Farmer Doug’s on Sunday, June 25th.

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