Monday, August 6, 2012

August Brings Fall

 This is August when we lose our daylight minute by minute, morning and night, day after day.
 It is the beginning of Fall in GriggsDakota.
Robbie has been covering the harvested acres with our Salford RTS.
It opens up the stubble a bit and disturbs the shallow roots in the field. 
Robbie drives at an 45 degree angle from the planted rows of barley stubble. 
It was a hot and dry July. 
It means that even this tool raises a little dust as it rolls along. 
Although our weather has been unusual this year, it has not been generally disastrous. 
 We, like many others in GreaterDakota, have experienced timely rains and an occasional cool front. Never as much rain as we think we need, but enough to keep the corn and beans growing. 
Small grain harvest behind us, thanks in large part to our friends with trucks and combines. In GriggsDakota, we are mindful that there is still a lot of work ahead of us.
"There are promises to keep.. 
"And miles to go before we sleep." 
Or at least before the snow flies in GriggsDakota.
quote paraphrased from Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

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