Onions along the Canal, Arrey NM, March 26, 2009
More onions please
Eleven months have passed and we see the same onion field, shot from a different perspective. We ate last years crop; we need more onions. We have burgers to top.
Skyline Produce, Hatch NM:This high-tech facility typically unloads 35-50 trucks per day, all in the evening after the weather cools down. Their state-of-the-art dryer can hold up to 120,000 pounds of onions. Nearly 16,000 fifty-pound-bag equivalents flow through the facility each day. The sorting equipment can process 1,500 to 2,000 bags per hour. The onions are all harvested mechanically. [source link]
Southern states grow short-day onions. As the northern latitude increases, the day length requirement for bulbing increases. During the summer months, northern latitudes will have longer day-lengths than southern latitudes. Need to prevent bulbing in order to get large plant otherwise small plant, small bulb. Long-day cultivars at northern latitudes grow longer before bulbing than short-day cultivars. Conversely, Long-day cultivars grow in southern latitudes never reach critical day-length for bulbing so grows a large plant with out bulbing. [source link]
Site 23 - Percha Dam State Park, Arrey NM
- Verizon cell phone service - good signal
- Verizon EVDO service - good signal
- Go to the Percha Dam State Park website
- Locate Percha Dam State Park on my Night Camps map
- Check the weather in Arrey NM
We Americans hail from families of immigrants newly arrived, seeking approval from better-established immigrants deposited by the previous boat. Even the best adjusted of us have inherited a message of social inferiority from generations of moms telling generations of kids to fit in better, speak English better, display better manners, etc. I suggest that this heritage weighs on us more than we want to acknowledge at levels we don't want to address.
Britt Blaser, Escapable Logic 2/20/2003