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.
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.
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.