After the driest fall since we moved here, the rain is scheduled to begin tomorrow and continue for at least a week. It's about time. It's not just I -- a lot of winemakers aren't too happy about the extended dryness:http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/10/2012_or...Following two of the coolest vintages on record, Oregon winemakers are now struggling to cope with one of the driest. Gone are worries about low sugar levels and worrisome prospects of entire vineyards never fully ripening because of the long, cold springs in 2010 and 2011.Bumping those concerns aside this year for the state's $2.7 billion commercial wine industry are soaring sugars, which can yield wines with too much alcohol, and widespread shriveling of grape clusters brought on by an almost complete lack of rainfall since July.______________________Two long, cold springs followed by the driest fall evah. If that doesn't portend serious global warming, I don't know what does. Oh, and guess which winemakers are doing well -- that's right, the geniuses that irrigated. --fleg
it got cold last night, 41...right now it's 51 or so...chilly willy and winter coats...ack!Hate it!t-shirt and short kind of gal.woof woof!
"it got cold last night, 41...right now it's 51 or so... chilly willy and winter coats...ack! Hate it!t-shirt and short kind of gal." woof woof!" - Luckydog After the summer we had with temps in the 100's for days on end I'm sort of enjoying the cool fall weather. I went out today and sat on the back deck, temps in the low 60's, with just a t-shirt and a pair of sweat pants on. Last summer was ridiculous. If it wasn't for air conditioning I don't see how we could have survived. Art
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