Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Water, Water, Everywhere-Is this July?

I have never seen both culverts running full in July. 
We have water in GriggsDakota. 
When the weather gets hot, it is nice to know that there is plenty of moisture in the fields.
 Recent rains have totaled over three inches and have fallen hard and fast.
There is lodging visible in the background, 
Click here for an explanation of lodged grain. 
The foreground is being held up by water. 
I, of course, took the photos from the road 
But it is clear there is trouble in the fields of GriggsDakota
There is too much water
and wind. 
The rain here has not been as unrelenting as other areas of Greater Dakota. We feel lucky, so far.
It is, however, more than we need. 
Some of the corn is down. 
Trees sheltered the corn near them, so the damage is not all over the fields. 
There is too much water in the low spots. 
Wind damage in the open areas 
And some stalks that are snapped off. 
We will wait to see how well our crops can recover from this. Hot days will be good for the corn. As the old saying goes:  "We don't know what the future holds, but we know Who holds the future."

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