The Good, Bad and Ugly!
Rain can be a farmer's best friend or a farmer's enemy depending on the time of the year, the quantity and frequency. But despite the fact that we've had well over 10 inches of rain in the last 60 days here in the Midwest - my hubby Big D is still calling all the rainfall we've received lately a "good thing." He tells me "You'll make a better crop in a wet year than a dry year."
Well in my own opinion - rain provides both its benefits when in excess and its negatives as you'll soon see below!
Let's start with the positives or the Good if you will....
I basically have not had to water my flowers at all and they look GREAT!
Remember that old saying ... "knee high corn by the Fourth of July" ... yea our corn is well well above "knee high" maybe 7.5'-8' tall now and tasseled (and this photo was taken a week ago) This makes Big D very happy. Now ... lucky all of our corn and soybeans got planted early enough (May and April) that it wasn't drowned out and could handle most of the water. Not everyone was so lucky.