One Great Thing About Our Big Snow

posted by Jim O'Hara - 

Well, Friday night-into-Saturday’s storm was frustrating (no Brad Paisley concert---and shoveling!), fun (the kids got to build some snow men) and fascinating (0” to 1 foot plus within 50 miles-what’s up with that), but you know what else it was? Farmer-friendly.

For farmers, snow can be a layer of insulation from the cold air, protecting any seeds already in the ground, and because it melts slowly, it gives the ground the moisture it needs. It is a source of fertilizer for agriculture; a good snow probably puts out anywhere from two to 20 pounds of nitrogen.

That's the reason us city folks will be seeing green grass pop up sooner rather than later!

Jim O'Hara

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