Tuesday, May 11, 2010

June in April, April in May !!??

We got very spoiled with the "Junelike" weather of April, now that it has turned cold and rainy in May, we are not liking it. Most farmers in our area planted corn the middle of April, (will we never learn,) on Sunday night we received a frost that turned the corn that was "up", black.
It did not kill it, but it has to start over--luckily most of the beans have not emerged, they should be fine. A frost would kill the beans!!
Yesterday we had a bald eagle eating breakfast on one of our towers and we saw a bobolink scout on Thursday. The weather has been too cold and wet for us to be out and about on our Rangers in the pasture, it sounds like the weekend will be warmer. A welcome change. We are anxious to get out and explore what is blooming, see the wildlife and grass nesting birds. We started the season with being ahead of schedule for seeding, but haven't been able to work for several days now. We have two grandchildren graduating this weekend so it is just as well it is too wet to work, no disappointed customers or family that way!! Keeping everyone happy is a difficult task :)
I have been lax about blogging the last couple weeks, but will try and do better from now on.


  1. I was a bit luckier here. We didn't get any damage from the cold. My corn had just been planted and wasn't up yet. Congratulations on the graduations!

  2. It's been cooler than normal here in KS. And we haven't seen the sun since early last week. Our corn is ok, but kinda yellowish for lack of sun.