One of the hardest parts about being a farmer is the fact of not being able to control the weather.
This year has been hard on all the farmers in our area.
With all the water it’s hard for farmers to get in the fields to plant their crops, which means less bushels per acre. Which means, less money.
On Friday we had an awful storm come through our area. We spent all of Saturday working together as a family to get all of our debris cleaned up. It was definitely one of those days where I am so happy to be a part of a family farm.
We started at one place and moved to the next pretty much all day. At the end of the day everyone was worn out, hot, sweaty, sun burnt, and surprisingly not as grumpy as when we first started!
After a long day of picking up trees my mother in law and I decided we would rather pick up sticks for days than to see some of our corn laying nearly on its side like it is now.
We got really lucky in the fact that it only took out some of our big trees and windbreaks for the cattle and laid down some of our corn. Other farmers in the area were not nearly as lucky.