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Rain, Rain, Go Away

9 Oct

We’ve had way too much rain this fall.  It’s really starting to be an issue.  It’s already why we’re having such a bad worm season.

Antigone, Pluto, Harley, and Anubis

Now it’s impacting getting crops out of the fields.

Everybody is sick of mud.

Bob Cat

We want some nice dry weather for a while.

Penny

And sunshine.

Dolly

That would be good.  Sunshine would be really good.

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It’s Starting to Look Like Fall

5 Oct

This time of year, I really wish I had trees whose leaves turned brilliant colors.  Alas, mine generally just fade into brown.

Same tree a few days later (and Tony has moved between these two images) an a lot more brown.

Tony in the back, Xerxes and Aurora in front

Cinnamon under the tree

Luckily, I found some brightly colored leaves at my dad’s house!

I still have some splashes of color on my farm.  The flicker provides some.

northern flicker

The mallow is still going strong.  It doesn’t mind a cold, fall rain.  If we don’t get a hard freeze, it will keep blooming until Thanksgiving.

My corn is turning, but there’s still lots of bright green in the buffer strip.

I even managed to get a mini pumpkin from my garden!

Of course, Sky is my assistant photographer.  Boy, is he a great help!

I love this time of year.

Scouting Report

1 Sep

My nephew sent me a text last week saying that they had finished scouting their fields for yield.

Of all the corn fields they planted, mine came back with the highest yield report.

They are estimating that I’ll have 253 bushels per acre.

Considering how wet we started the season, I’ll be happy with that.

Of course, we have to see how accurate that prediction is before I do too much jumping for joy.