Fall Visitor

Fall Visitor

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Like a Sponge

If you stand in the corn field, you can almost hear the plants slurping water.

You can practically see it grow, too. Here at home, we've gotten 3.20 inches of rain in the past 30 hours or so. That's on top of the 2.20 inches we got Friday night. (A caveat: North of Stafford, we've had only 2.5 inches total from Friday through this morning.)
The photo directly above was taken on May 28. The first photo in this post was taken last Friday. Today, I'm leaving for Lincoln, Nebraska, for the Great Plains Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. With some sunshine and this much-needed, soaking rain, I expect that my human measuring stick will be even more covered up by green corn when I get back.

The rain and cooler temperatures put the brakes on wheat harvest, which is good. I have been worrying about what I'd do if I was in Lincoln when it was time to cut wheat.
We are thankful for the rain. It's too late to help wheat yields, but it's great for the corn crop, alfalfa and our pastures.

4 comments:

  1. Likewise, thankful for rain! Blessed!

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    1. Thanks for taking time to comment, Brenda! Glad you guys got some, too!

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  2. Wow, that is a lot of moisture in a short amount of time, Kim. If most of it soaked in than it did some good.

    Enjoy your trip to Lincoln and fellowship at the conference.

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    1. Thanks, Robyn! It was a nice, slow, steady rain, so it was great! We had a little water in the basement and dripping into the utility room, but I'm not complaining!

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