Yep....2.7" in 20 minutes...talk about some rain! we couldnt even see across the street when it was at its heaviest....what does this mean for us? Not good...lets start with a look around our flooded farm...pics are not in order due to my brain fart...actually its backwards! Oh well.
The last thing we did was check the cattle..why I hated this was due to the fact that they need salting, which means they follow the 4-wheeler. Thats 50 cows chasing you less than 2 feet away, this includes the bulls...2 new ones we have leased that I have yet to be around. I hated it. To have so many large creatures running with you, 2 big bulls included is enough to freak me out. Cows everywhere behind, in front and on all sides....nerve wracking for me! Luckily the bulls are as easy going as Norm said they were and really cared less that we were there, they were just chasing their girls around not us. I still hated it.
The farm was flooded...it was neat to see the air escaping the water, which is good means that the water was going down.
This is what we call the "bottom" a lower stretch of land that in the spring always floods. We thought we were out of the woods this year since it didnt flood when it usually does, but no....it still did..too bad it happened AFTER planting.
Places that dont flood - flooded (including the inch or more of water in our basement...argh Here is our field corn getting soaked on the bottom of the bags..we turned them upside down and shook the corn away from the wet side of the bag.
another look at the bottom. The really bad thing is that we just sprayed fertilizer the last 2 days on ALL the corn...we are hoping that it wont hurt us, but it has to be on the ground for so long before the plant absorbs it...I doubt that 1 day being on the ground will work.
This is the soybean field across the street from the house.....it drained quick but could be enough to ruin the entire field of beans...again - NOT GOOD!
This is the front horse lot that Molly and Buck are in....can you see how hard and fast the tile is pulling water through? No? here try the next picture after this:
This doesnt happen often in fact Norm can only remember a few times its been this bad in this area of the farm.