Clark, you’ve been a grower for a long time. Has a year gone by where you haven’t been concerned about the weather, or, someone said to you, “this weather is crazy!”?
The best we can do is to come up with a way to modulate the extremes that affect what we are growing. Row cover, polytunnels, shade cloth, placement, painting trunks, etc
In January we often have a spell of spring weather, sunny, even into the 70s and still have plenty of time for more actic dips to come through here. During a warm spell, my attention was drawn to the beautiful dark trunks of the plum trees, and I went over and felt them. They were warm from the sun. I thought, whoa, that can’t be good in January. I could have wrapped them with something reflective (I don’t have many trees) until it was a better time for sap to move and then uncoverd them. But painted them white instead. This will help modulate the weather extremes and hopefully delay early bloomers so I get fruit.