Across the table, ’round the circle conversations about Sleepy Eye. Just some tidbits to enlighten or entertain you from the ag community.
For the time being anyway, we have had enough rain and from what I gather, or over hear, the drought is OVER. Replanting for the third time is expected along with increased expenses to local farmers. That said, for now, would someone please turn that faucet off!
Del Monte was to begin testing sweet peas on Monday, so hopefully for our local pea and sweet corn processing plant, that actually began before a storm can come along and destroy some beautiful pea fields.
I have yet to hear that any sweet corn in our immediate area has been planted so if there is someone more enlightened than I, please pass the word along.
Fields, ditches and ponds have water in them where some haven’t had water for years. Low lying areas have created new lakes, and streams have taken paths of least resistance, which is flooding those said low areas.
Golf courses and parks have been flooded once again by the Big Cottonwood River. The Minnesota River in New Ulm is also over its banks. Remember, do NOT cross streets, roads or paths where you are unsure of the depth of water running over them. Once again on the news it showed people needing to be rescued from vehicles that had become the floating objects of the rapidly flowing current of streams and rivers. Even if you think you know how deep it is, water is very deceiving. Error on the side of caution and find another route to your end destination. And for heaven’s sake, if you are just out nosing around, do not make the mistake of letting curiosity get the best of you. Remember, curiosity killed the cat!
Thought for the week: Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do. Strategy is know what to do when there is nothing to do. – Savielly Tartakover