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Checking Soybeans

28 Aug

I decided to check on my soybeans since we’ve had nice rains the last couple of weeks.  I was quite happy to be able to feel those little seeds developing in the pods.  Now they just need to have enough time to finish maturing before the plants die down.

I also got to enjoy a bevy of bees and butterflies along the ditch while I was walking to and from the field.

I love seeing all those happy little critters.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.

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The Difference Rain Can Make

17 Aug

It’s hard to believe that it was less than a week ago I shared how everything was suffering with drought.  After a couple of inches of rain over the last few days, everything looks much better!

The bean pods are still pretty flat, but you can see where they are starting to think about filling out.

Probably the biggest difference can be seen in the buffer strip where goats and cows aren’t eating.

We could use a whole lot more rain to really get caught up, but I feel much better about things now.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.

I Get to Find Out

15 Aug

I am so happy to say that I will get to find out if a good rain can save my soybean!  Monday morning started with showers.

They were beautiful rain showers that gave me 1 3/4 inches.

If I had known starting to do some dirt work and locking the bucks and llamas out of their shelter for a couple of days was all it would take to get some rain, I’d have done it a month ago.

In other news, I have unhappy llamas.  (But I don’t care because we got rain.)

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.