Another week at the hands of Mother Nature. Snow, rain, sleet — we have had it all. The fields are wet under the stalks where we harvested prior to the precipitation, making ends greasy and soft for turning around and getting in and out of fields. Not much was moving late in the week or weekend, but Monday it was full bunny once again in the fields. Hoping to get a lot of acres covered before the next round of snow, rain, or whatever Mother Nature throws at us hits.
We could really use a few weeks of sun to get beans dried back down, so we can get them out of the fields. Sun would help the corn dry down more, as well. The moisture in corn is plenty high for this time of the year, but with the later planting, it’s not a complete surprise we have wetter corn than usual. The weather was a factor in the area for seeding wheat. I believe we will see less acres of wheat in this area. Too much of a gamble as it got late and weather wasn’t cooperating to put wheat in the ground to get germination and growth so it would make a crop next summer. Many sent their wheat seed back.
The bright spot so far is that corn and beans are still standing well, even with snow, wind, and rain. The sun is out this morning, and we will be back in the field shortly. Here’s hoping for another good day of harvest and that the weather folks are wrong one of these times — instead of rain and snow, we end up with sunshine. Stay safe out there folks and try to enjoy harvesting the fruits of your labors through the 2019 growing season.