Planting Delays of Nearly Biblical Proportions

 Last year, by May 1st, my Farmer had corn and soybean fields planted.  This year is a completely different story.  
It’s rained, and rained, and rained some more.  Enough rain to more than make me forget about the drought we had last year and wonder if the water would ever stop.
Just like Noah and his Ark, the rains came down and the floods went up.  Way up.  

In this picture, the water should stop at the treeline.  Instead, it was nearly to the road.

This picture is taken from a bridge on my favorite running trail.  Under all of that water is a field.

This is a local creek.  But the sound of the water was deafening.  The water was moving so fast it was roaring.  And this little creek was way over its banks, flooding the neighboring fields.
I don’t know when we will start planting our corn and soybean fields.  In order to get our seed in the ground, we need some warm and sunny weather to dry out these wet fields!  We’re are never given more than we can handle.  Although there are days we wonder exactly how much more we need thrown our way!

Comments

  1. WOW. I don’t think people understand the effects of the weather on farmers…or, they just don’t think about it.

    I’ll keep your family/farm and the other farms in my prayers!

  2. That is crazy! I can’t believe all the rain we’ve been getting. Looks a lot like the fields in North Central IL. I talk about this on my blog too. http://midwestfarmgirl.com/farmvoices/ Hang in there, it’ll eventually get nice out 🙂

  3. I keep reminding myself that we will probably (though I hope not) be praying for some rain this summer so we shouldn’t get frustrated, but it’s so easy to do!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Many prayers being sent your way from Suetta

  5. Finally dried out here May 6, and now we have two bean fields let + a custom farm. I’m hearing a lot of people are just getting in 🙁 Guess we have to think of it likeca replant. Hope you are in now and going.

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