Rain, rain, come today!
And come again another day!
A few TV meteorologists lament that rain may ruin weekend plans, and I talk under my breath as if they could hear me, "Oh, please let it rain this weekend!"
It may disrupt someone's golf game or trip to the park, but we need rain in Central Kansas. Some Kansans were lucky enough to get some rain earlier in the week, but it missed us again.
This week's drought monitor shows we are in moderate drought, and much of the rest of the state is abnormally dry. So if a golf game or outdoor cookout gets canceled this weekend because of widespread rain, forgive me while I celebrate!
Since we are totally a dryland farm, we haven't planted any corn yet because of the dry conditions. And this week, Randy started worrying about having enough hay for cattle. He had already contracted to sell two more semi-trailer loads of hay to a feedlot near Larned. As the guys loaded the second truck this week under sun-filled skies, he began second-guessing his decision to sell.
If it doesn't rain, we will have to delay moving cattle to summer pasture. We don't have a lot of this year's alfalfa bales left. So, if the cows have to stay home for awhile, they will be eating leftovers - leftover sudan bales and leftover silage. Let's hope they like leftovers!
Oh, there's my resident optimist! He was only momentarily absent.