Monthly Archives: July 2011

How Much We Appreciate the Rain.

Over the past six weeks, we have experienced a more significant drought that we have seen in years. Back in 1988 we had basically three months without rain, producing a corn crop of about 20 bushels per acre (instead of the expected 120 bu/acre). Because of that ’88 drought our farm purchased an irrigation reel […]

We Need Rain

It hasn’t rained here for about 10 days, and the temperature has been over 80 degrees every day too. Our main production farm has about 6″ to 12″ of topsoil and under the topsoil is sand for several hundred feet. So whenever it doesn’t rain for more than a few days, it gets dry here […]