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Sabbath February 24, 2024: Take 3

Me again.

Here is a copy of Dan’s work using growing degree days. You have heard us mention them over the years. They are a good tool if you use it and if not, you know the person entering the data. Dan chose this area for a number of reasons which he mentions. All true and accurate. This area is rolling hills and little valleys. Those locations are Elohim created micro-environments which in many years have an Elohim created greenhouse effect on what grows there. All the Levites responsible for bringing the first of the firstfruit offerings to the Temple had a good understanding of them.

As an example, look at the earlier post with the stage #8 grain in it and then the grain growing in the distance on the hills. The lower part of this little valley has an Elohim created greenhouse effect on it based on the topography and good soils in and around it.

So, Dan’s location is similar as some of you know from traveling through there. It is located on the eastern side of the Shfela Basin. I have a picture outlining it for you attached.

Look at his calculations on the spreadsheet based on actual data. Many Universities use this program to forecast harvest times. Its all about the number of degrees and sunshine in a day over the period of a growing cycle. If the days are not warm and sunny that mathematically indicates overhead clouds and possibly precipitation. Here is his info as transferred to us.

Greetings Brian & Bridget. Thank you again for the additional information on how to download temperature data for the IMS sites. (That would be all Bridget and not me Brian). I managed to download the 10-minute data up to the 17th of Feb for Beit Jimal. I had a spreadsheet calculate the highs and lows for each day from that data. Using that data and the IMS daily highs and lows for November and December that Bridget sent to me I got the results shown in the attached spreadsheet.
I chose the Beit Jimal IMS station because it appeared to be fairly close to Jerusalem, yet was in the grain-growing region found on a map I found on-line. I hope it is representative of one of the earlier growing regions. Please let me know if that is a bad assumption. (Assuming those Camels in the house don't eat it first! --wink--) (That is what Beit Jimal means for those who do not know)
Using the data from mid-November through mid-February it appears that mature barley should be possible at that site (given the proper precipitation). The Growing Degree Day figure (32 deg basis) shows a sum of 2749 thus far. The Montana State University document I have suggests that Barley may be mature within a range of 2316 to 2771. That seems to be suggesting a greater probability of mature Barley this early in the season then I would have guessed, but then, I'm not a farmer. Other data I downloaded seems to suggest that the region around Beit Jimal has received close to normal precipitation for the growing season so far.

This location was also one of the localized areas to receive the early rains of October this cycle. Then it slowed down and was balanced out over the next several months. That was used to keep a quickened base through the growth cycle of grain found there and in the ground before the early rains of October we have posted back then on the site. Give or take a week or so for unknown slow downs this area will have all the early grains ready for stages 8.1 through 8.7 by the end of the month. Some no doubt are at the start of that right now. But remember this, it is only the ones that were planted prior to the October rain event. Those planted after that will not be as mature as them only being in stages 4 up to 7.

This can be a very good forecasting tool to know where one would be conducting inspections prior to the end of the 12th Month.

Following is a picture of the Shfela Basin. I have highlighted the area in which the rains have been under the normal average for this cycle. A few pockets have come up to normal but most only in the last rain event. The diminished amounts of rain have forced the grains into a sped up growing cycle through the stages. That is inherent in their DNA so they can put off energy used for growing big and broad stalks and leaves into head and seed production to insure it can reproduce itself after the command in Genesis the first Chapter.

Some of the more mature fields with heads out in the light over the past several weeks have originated from this highlighted area.


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