It's raining, it's pouring, and (hopefully NOT blowing)!
People everywhere are affected by extreme weather, and we have so much to be thankful for! Typically we have just enough moisture, just enough sunshine, and the right temps for a good growing season. We don't usually have extreme weather issues here that threaten our lives or our properties like some areas do.
However, occasionally this time of year especially, we are affected by a hurricane or tropical storm as it moves up the east coast. Right now we're nearing the end of a wet week. We've accumulated just about 2.5" of rain so far, which isn't so bad, but it's enough! There's a rain storm that's been dumping on the east coast and it just won't go away.
This is a typical view out the windows lately. Gray skies and rain...
There's still a lot of standing corn, (and soybeans) waiting to dry enough to be combined. There goes Jim on the manure spreader, in the rain. He will be really soaked by the time he's finished this morning...
Right now, all eyes are on Joaquin, the current hurricane that is pounding the Bahamas. Not knowing for sure what track the storm will take, lots of people are wondering what will happen later this weekend and into next week.
We had a wet spring, and the corn grew quickly. In conditions like that, the roots don't go as deep, and the corn is more susceptible to blowing down late in the season in windy conditions. Farmers are keeping a close eye on the weather, hoping that the corns stays standing.
Our thoughts are with those who will be directly affected by the storm, and we pray for their safety.