Farmers Love Snow!

While I am personally enjoying the mild winter we are experiencing and am thrilled to not see another "Snowpocalypse", farmers actually really like the snow!
Snow serves as a type of protection for the ground during the winter and is much better than rainy wet weather. Too much rain in the winter water-logs the soil and makes it hard to plant in the early spring as the ground is too wet and seeds can rot. Snow, on the other hand, holds nitrogen and sulphur in the soil and it releases moisture slowly in to the soil. It also protects better than freezing-thawing-freezing conditions we are currently having which can leach the nutrients from the soil. Bring on the snow!

And, to be honest, there's not a lot more peaceful than a snow-covered farm. Check out my friends farm last winter:

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