In today’s video, let’s talk about seasonal indicators on your homestead and farm. Being self-sufficient on the farm or homestead is one thing that makes us homesteaders. Living off the land, foraging, husbandry, cutting our own wood for heat and cooking, gardening, canning, keeping bees, preserving, and all the other fun things is what us homesteaders get to do.
Looking at a calendar to know the seasons is something we all do. But did you know that nature will provide us with some pretty awesome and precise indicators to what season we’re in no matter where you live?
One widespread indicator of what season you are in is the rate of growth in cool and warm-season grasses.
Another useful indicator is soil temperatures. Use a soil thermometer and place it 3-4 inches in the ground.
Farmers plant crops at specific times each year. In early spring you will see farmers starting to plant their wheat. Corn gets planted in the middle of spring. Farmers will start cutting alfalfa late spring to early summer.
Air temperatures can be used as a way to gauge seasons as well. This being the most obvious. Using a temperature gauge you can determine what the weather is outside.
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