It Actually Feels Like Spring Today!

Here it is, the last day of May!  I’m not going to spend time fussing about how lousy the weather has been this month, (it has been crummy) because I want to be outside to enjoy the day!  It’s a BEAUTIFUL DAY, cool, sunny, pleasant, … all the good stuff you can gather into a 24-hour period!

We’ve had a stinky month for weather issues on this farm, but then, who hasn’t?  Yesterday (Memorial Day) it was the wind… all day! 

But, here’s the farm update.  We still have about 60 acres left to plant for soybeans.  It’s hard telling if that can be completed this week.  We’ve been dodging weather issues and working late each night. 

The garden is about half planted.  I wanted to get our transplants into the ground yesterday but decided I did not want them getting attacked by the wind.  We had three tenths of an inch of rain last night, so maybe I can get them in by this afternoon or this evening.

But today!  Today will be the day of all days to savor!  Here’s hoping that wherever you’re at, the weather is just as pleasant.  Sadly, it seems like you have to take those when you can get them.

Whether the Weather Will Prove It’s Spring

Corn planting continues for Midwesterners amid unusual weather conditions.  That reads like a newpaper headline, but yet, it’s oh so true.  Here in Shelby County, Iowa, it’s been hot, cold, windy, calm, drizzly, dry … all within just a few days.  For those reading this who are not from the Midwest, you’re probably experiencing your own issues of weather, as well.  Our hearts go out to the folks on the southern receiving end of the fury from the Mississippi River’s flooding.  Ron was in western Nebraska last week and commented how dry everything seemed and how much dust was being kicked up.  Will we ever see the kind of spring we enjoyed when we were kids? 

We’re getting the field corn in and the popcorn (12 acres) has been planted!  Hooray!  Then it will be time to plant soybeans and from there the rush will be on to rotary hoe and cultivate all the crops to kiss any weeds goodbye. 

It may be a stinky spring weather-wise, but it is spring and the work continues.  Love it, love it, love it.  (But, then again, I’m not the one putting in the long hours!)

Happy spring to you, and thank you for your support of ROSMANN FAMILY FARMS!