|Milo field, June 26, 2018
"What a glorious feeling! I'm happy again. ...
"Come on with the rain, I've a smile on my face
"I walk down the lane with a happy refrain
"Just singin', singin' in the rain."
We'll skip the Gene Kelly dance. Dancing is not our forte. (I've been trying to forget my pitiful K-State Singers choreography audition for years, but it keeps playing like a nightmare in my dreams. Thankfully, K-State Concert Choir did not require dancing.)
A-n-y-w-a-y ... we may not be dancing in the rain, but we are singing God's praises with this timely rain, even though I had hoped to write a wheat harvest summary by now. However, since we still have 100 acres of wheat to cut, we'll move on to a tour of crops that have loved the 3.40 inches of rain we've had in different installments since June 20. We will try the wheat again later this afternoon.
(Yeah, I didn't know what to call that unique aroma that wafts from a field after a rain, but a quick question typed into Google says it's ‘geosmin’ - literally “Earth smell.")
There's no better perfume according to a farmer who sees the little green plants visibly perking up after a soaking rain.
SILAGEtrench silo this fall to give our cows and calves plenty to eat this coming winter.
The rain has delayed the planting of sudan. Later this summer (if all goes as planned), we'll swath and bale sudan, also for cattle feed.
|I'd never noticed this handy-dandy chart for grain in pounds per acre inside the drill.