Rainy day

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

It started raining about 8 this morning.  When I went out to pick up the newspaper, I could see it building in the west.

Dark clouds in the western sky this morning

Dark clouds in the western sky this morning

Soon, the rain began to fall.  Gentle and soft.  It was a welcome sight and sound.  The patter of the raindrops on the roof and on the ground is a happy sound today.  It has been so very hot and dry for quite some time, with little measureable precipitation  for about a month.  The heat helps the corn dry down, but it may be removing some test weight from the later-planted soybeans.  This will help today.  We have long thought that a rain just before soybean harvest helps them ripen better too… whether it physically knocks off some leaves or just dampens the stems, the soybeans seem to dry better after a rain.

You can see the rain coming down and the small streams of run-off coming across the farm lot.

You can see the rain coming down and the small streams of run-off coming across the farm lot.

I was able to skip mowing the yard last week, but it’ll be back on the list as soon as this rain dries out.

#Harvest15 is soon to arrive.

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