Good Morning Folks,
We hope you have settled into the long span from the 7th month until the 1st month in the Abib Calendar Cycle. For many of you who actually follow the progress of the grains and their growing conditions during this time period it can be intense and exciting. Does that represent we have no life, as the saying goes?
I see Bridget has her rain totals up for October now. These are very helpful to us in establishing patterns for the season, but keep in mind they are just a number of localized snap shots so to speak. We hope you are expanding them to get a bigger picture of what is happening in the Land relative to rain country wide.
Once again here is a very simple to follow link from the IMS to do that.
In Bridget's list below you can see Besor Farm has had an exceptional amount of rain this early from a number of rain events. That is also true of many more local areas around the country we do not post. We have traditionally early grain fields in all of them relative to their maturing. Some are acceptable wild barley and some are domestic, but most are a combination of both. Many of them received nice rain amounts during the first 2/3rds of October and are now even today receiving more from thunderstorms.
As many of you know this is necessary for the soils to be moist enough to support a sustained germination time period. Then the seeds need adequate rain, or unusual amounts of humidity which in fact much of Israel is experiencing. Yes, humidity and thus an active dew cycle which gives all the early shoots a drink each morning furthering along their growth even without rain at times. So please utilize the available resources to enhance your following of the growth cycle during these winter months in the Land above and beyond what we provide.
We hope your time spent is very fulfilling and rewarding.
Our peace we give to you.