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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Enough already with the rain

  • We shouldn't complain about the weather and the amount of rain that has been bestowed upon us the last week, but enough for the next week or two, please Lord.
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  • We shouldn’t complain about the weather and the amount of rain that has been bestowed upon us the last week, but enough for the next week or two, please Lord.
    I believe we are extremely fortunate in that we didn’t get some of the weather they received just to the south of us. Straight-line winds in the neighborhood of 75-80 mph were reported by my son-in-law, Bryce, at his farm along I90 just south of Heron Lake.
    Friends of his lost their grain bin leg system and Bryce had damage to his crops and shop from hail.
    While we look down rows of corn and bean fields and see standing water, I have yet to hear of that type of damage in our immediate area. Our natural tendency is to complain, but when you look at farmers to the north of us who haven’t even gotten crops planted this year and probably will not, should we complain?
    Farmers in southern states have been needing moisture for the last few years and now when they are ready to harvest small grain, strong storms are hitting their area damaging what little crop is in their fields.
    Tuesday evening while driving south toward Bingham Lake, fields of brown hay lay waiting to be harvested into bales for animal feed. When that farmer finally gets the hay harvested, what will be the food value for his animals?
    Tuesday night’s latest round of rain, thunder and lightening have us wondering when will the faucet be turned off? I heard early Wednesday morning reports of another three to 4.75 inches of rain in our immediate area. Creeks and rivers are full and overflowing. Enough is enough for now. Give us a good couple of weeks to dry this out and than we’ll take just a bit more.
     
    Thought for the week: Weather forecast for tonight: dark. – George Carlin.
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