Winter is in full swing here at Owyhee Produce. In this region of the northwest we are used to harsh winters, however, this year winter has been exceptionally chilly. January brought frigid temperatures as low as negative eight.
We’ve also had a month full of snow and freezing rain. Twilight falls, bringing negative temperatures and daylight rises on fields of glistening snow. Owen was busy using one of the tractors to clear the loading zone after one particularly large snowfall at the beginning of the month.
The nearby Snake River is beautiful this time of year. It began winter with a delicate frozen exterior and has since become a battlefield of ice chunks. We have been watching the river with bated breath, hoping that it won’t flood the nearby farm. In the photo below you can see Mother Nature churning the ice within the current of the river. A powerful and breathtaking show of winter’s strength. We also caught this scene on video, watch it here <iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=597494050264489" width="1280" height="720" frameborder="0"></iframe>
While we anxiously wait for spring and thawing fields to begin planting, we’ve taken the time to browse through old pictures and remember our beginnings fondly. Below is a picture we recently created on canvas for the Owyhee Produce headquarters, it features the man who started it all in 1954 “Owen”.
We hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather that winter is offering and eating plenty of onions to keep warm.