As Summer races along, there is no going back.
Today the birds are singing to July.
And the butterflies join the hum of midsummer in GriggsDakota.
So, we walk down the road in the Summer sun, which has been just an occasional treat so far this season.
We've spent most days in sweatshirts under clouds that brought rain.
The weather has been perfect for grass to grow.
So now we are busy mowing ditches and making hay.
The bees are making honey as our temperatures have finally warmed up in honor of July.
The cold, wet weather has made the crop outlook tenuous. It is a season where weeds and insects have had a perfect start. It has been difficult to access our fields and rescue our slowly emerging crop.
Butler reminds me that there is joy in the abundance of moisture.
Farmer Fred sees uncertainty, although he remains optimistic about the potential in GriggsDakota.
We have been luckier than many in Greater Dakota where torrential rains have lead to massive flooding of farms and cities.
Our mission is to produce food for a hungry world. There is still hope in GriggsDakota.
We will do all we can
To bring in a bountiful harvest.
As July heats up and the corn grows in GriggsDakota.