And the snows never really came.
This is a drought year, and not the first. The US Department of Agriculture puts us in extreme to exceptional drought conditions. That means there is no moisture in the soil, not even really down deep, to grow plants. We are totally dependent on rainfall and folks, what we've had isn't cutting it. Low wheat yields, the millet's not doing well, and unless timely rains come corn harvest will be poor. Y'all if this was the 20's it would be a dust bowl. It's a testament to how responsible farmers are and how far soil conservation has come that its not.
Still, harvest rolls on. 8 more quarters, or about 1200 acres left to cut. And then we'll be done with this dry year. Just millet and corn left. And hopefully some good rains. I always tell Luke, next year we'll have so much wheat the bins will bust. It's my job, to keep being optimistic. And to pour the whiskey.