Thursday, July 2, 2015
This is just getting Surreal Now
We got more rain all day yesterday. As the light from the sun we never saw was fading I went out and watched a massive front move along the Northern edge of the horizon while sending a large part of it's swirling mass down our way. The wind picked up and a wall of water came roaring in that dumped another 3 inches of rain on us. The wind was shearing off trees all around the area and apparently spawned off a tornado or two that went on to visit the St. Louis area last night.
The forecast claims we should have partly cloudy skies this morning while radar shows no rain in the area but walking outside confirms something is lying as the rain is still coming down.
I spent yesterday afternoon spreading out more straw and old dried hay from the loft attempting to give the ewes and lambs something dry to lounge around on. The ground is so saturated and the rain is coming down so hard that it is over flowing my drainage ditch and pouring into the barn.
This morning I made a little run into the gas station in the nearest little town (population like 380) and saw all my neighbors hanging out wondering what to do. All the big professional farmers are just stuck right now. They managed to get a little hay and a few fields of the Spring wheat harvested earlier this week but most is still out there. As far as I can tell outside of the river bottom areas no one has put in any soybean, corn or milo yet this year and those in the low areas that did get corn in are now watching the fields flood.
We could still get some bumper hay harvesting done this year if it would just stop raining but I am beginning to think that simply is not going to happen. The storms we are seeing now are typical late May early June type storms that should have been winding down three weeks ago at least.
Even the forecasters are baffled. Sunday they had us listed as drying out for the week and by Monday morning had put rain back in the forecast almost everyday.
I guess I will go clean my shop up once again. Not much else there is to do right now.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!