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Winter doesn’t get it

Posted: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

What is the deal with this weather?

I am sure everyone has noticed the unusual, spring snow storm of recent. If you haven’t, you probably have not been outside in many days.

I may be new to Redfield, but I have talked with numerous people and they assure me that this is weird weather. Snow in April? I never would’ve guessed that when I moved here.

I do understand that farmers are ecstatic to see more snow. More snow does mean more moisture for their crops. Doesn’t it also mean later planting times?

If you have driven down any road you’ll notice excessively huge piles of snow. I found out that those huge piles of snow are then taken to a place called Vinegar Flats. If you’ve seen Vinegar Flats you would have noticed that the amount of snow there is plentiful, to say the least.

Here’s a question I am posing to the public, farmers, and other people. It actually came to me from my fiancé, Kyrié. If farmers relish snow, because of the moisture it brings for their crops, how come the city doesn’t either give farmers the snow from Vinegar Flats, or maybe even charge them a nominal fee to buy it? Then farmers could spread snow on their land. It could be something as simple as the city brings it to Vinegar Flats, farmers haul it to thir fields and spread it. The city could even charge a small fee. I’m sure both parties wouldn’t mind. In the end, both parties are helped out. More moisture means more crops, more crops mean more money for farmers, more money for farmers mean farmers spend more money, more money spent means more sales tax, more sales taxes happier city. Is that correct? Makes sense to me. But I could be vastly off base. I am, after all, a city boy.

Either way I am rooting for the farmers. In America we tend to forget how much farmers do to keep food on your plate. I, personally, have always been thankful. Thank you to all farmers who spend their life keeping me full of grub. I appreciate it.

I believe in two things: Farmers and education. Which leads me to the Opt-Out vote. Tuesday, April 16 was the vote. I hope you voted. I did. I feel education is ALWAYS worth a few extra bucks. They are the future of this country. Don’t ever forget that. Thanks for letting me ramble. Again.

For the complete article see the 04-17-2013 issue.

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