Saturday, June 12 - 0.5 inches;
Sunday, June 13 - 0.25 inches;
Rain in the forecast all week, will it ever stop?
Side dressed another 330 acres of corn before the rain friday. We have now side dressed a little over 750 acres of the 1100 planted in late april. The corn is getting taller and conditions are getting tougher. Lets hope for another dry week soon, we need to finish side dressing our Aprli planting soon.
2nd cutting Alfalfa looks to be another big one, I guess that is one advantage of all the rain we've been getting.
Well, another rain delay in the works. If you live in our vicinity, you are well aware of the downpour we had Friday night. Everything seems to be stacking up on us, we have corn and soybeans to plant, Alfalfa to harvest, and would love to run our pivots a little. We have hardly even had time to mow all of our lawns. What a year! (By the way, our rain totals are online at Wunderground.com under the Personal Weather Station info)
This year we decided to purchase a some Alfalfa from Bruce Moody (Moody and Crew) in Fremont, Indiana and Sand Creek Farm near Adrian, Michigan. Moody and Crew mowed some Alfalfa and were getting ready to chop Friday in an attempt to beat the rain. Well, the rain hit early and the 40% chance of 0.5 inch rapidly turned into 3.5 inches. So we will have to wait for the sun to dry this alfalfa out, before we can finish it. If all goes well, and the fields are dry enough to handle the equipment we will start mowing Alfalfa near Adrian, Michigan on Monday.
If we have a good week to get the fields dry, we might be able to start planting by Friday, but that is a really BIG "if." Luckily, it appears NOAA has taken the rain out of the forecast for Friday. It might just be a working Memorial Day Weekend, but lets hope we still all get to enjoy part of the weekend. Especially since it appears there might be a few high school graduations for our employee's to attend.
And Congrats to the Seniors that are Graduating this year!
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