We’ve just gone through a few weeks of getting some snow fall in the region. This is great news for our crops and farming in general. 2015 was a hot and dry year, and while we had water from Spring through to Summer harvest, the early, long and persistent heat did reduce yields somewhat, but the outlook for 2016 is very good! The snow actually provides a protective cover for the annuals (mints, lavenders etc) from potential very low temperatures. It also means a lot of water in the soil here on our farms and up in the Cascade Mountains as we enter Spring to supply additional irrigation through this years’ summer!