Monday, April 23, 2012

Thankful for the rain

I think almost everyone welcomed the rain that we got over the weekend.  This is one of the driest spring I can remember and was starting to get concerned about potential of a drought before we even got any crops in the ground.  We seeded about 50 acres of hay almost a month ago that still hasn't come up yet because there simply wasn't enough moisture for the seeds to germinate.  Fortunately we had almost 2.5" of rain that came down nice and easy and soaked into the thirsty soil. 

 It could not have come at a better time.  We are planing on starting to plant corn next week.  The rain will provide much needed moisture to get the corn to germinate and get off to a hardy start.  It also gave the hay that  we mowed over Easter a healthy drink.  You could see how much it grew over night after it rained.  We also just finished the hay shed last week and were able to move most of our equipment inside out of the weather.


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