The grass is lush which is a sign that we have had a wet Spring.
It also means that every little stream is running. That is good in GriggsDakota, where we are more likely to be dry than too wet. It also means that water erosion can occur with additional moisture.
Water flows in the path of least resistance. When we get a gully washer, which means a quick downpour shower of rain, it can flow pretty fast from our field to the stream. One of our famous oversized rocks, carefully placed in the path of the stream, forces the water flow to slow down and spread out. The stream of water meets a bit of resistance.
And it helps keep the soil from the field in place as we move into Summertime in GriggsDakota.