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The Drought Continues

13 Aug

We are in worsening drought conditions.  I think we’ve had sprinkles once or twice, but every time the radar shows rain moving in, it fizzles out and we are stuck with dust.

My pasture is hanging in there.  It’s crunchy and dry, but it will still feed the animals. It’s just about like eating hay.

Goats and cattle on the Back Forty and llamas on the front pasture

My soybean plants look amazing.

There’s tons of little pods on there, but not a single bean in a pod.  I’m not even sure a good rain this week would have time for them to fully develop before the plants die down.  I guess that’s why I have crop insurance; although, I’d prefer selling my crop.

Despite brown grass that hasn’t grown since the last time we made hay, the alfalfa is growing. It has a deep root system.

We do have a bit of a chance for rain this week.  Hopefully, I’ll find out whether or not it will save the soybeans. I know it would help my pasture.