Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Faint rainbow

Last night I was sitting on the porch swing with the kids and we saw a rainbow over the pasture.  One of the boys said, "It's not even raining!" 

Then a few minutes later ... we had a giant downpour.  It was really windy, too.  Some other farmers told me it blew their wheat down, and I felt so bad for them.  (We don't grow wheat so we buy straw from other farmers.  Regardless of who we buy from, I always feel bad for people with damaged crops.  There was even hail damage to crops last week where Kris' parents live.  Weather!  It's the worst!)

Today it rained another half inch or so more.  Kris told me he's torn.  The rain is great for the corn!  It's great for the alfalfa!  It's horrible for getting our barn and manure lagoon built!  They were planning on doing the cement on the manure lagoon tomorrow ... but now it's way too wet.  The builders are trying to figure out how to get back their big equipment to the barn without tearing up our ground or getting stuck.  We're also having a couple of fields tiled, and IT'S WET FOR THAT TOO.

Of course, there's nothing we can do about the weather, except try to stand it, focus on the positive, and appreciate the rainbows when we see them.

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