Everyone always asks me how I handle the weather in Roosevelt. I just smile and say it is a lot colder where I come from. Their usual response is, "You live in Southern Utah where it's warm. We are a lot colder than you." So I came up with a great idea. I will take pictures at the house in Roosevelt the morning I leave (April 23rd) and in the afternoon when I get to Beryl I will take photos of the same kind of trees and bushes and then I will compare the two.
They haven't ever bloomed in the 16 years we've had the farm.
Apple blossoms in Roosevelt
Can't grow any fruit trees in (Burr Earl) Beryl. It freezes every month of the year.
Elm trees at the house in Roosevelt
Elm trees in the front yard at Beryl
So my conclusion is that I must be crazy to live in a place like this. I should just sell the farm and move to Roosevelt, buy a house and raise my gardens there where the growing season is longer...................
but the next morning what did I see as I
was walking down the lane to farm
The sun is about to come up over the BUTTE
The reflection of the sunrise in the western mountains of Hamblin Valley
The pink reflection in the gathering rain clouds to the south
The sun is up, time to get busy.
I see this every morning and the sunsets every night are even better. Guess I won't be a sellin the farm!