Thursday, July 30, 2009
It's been a dry few weeks at Orange Patch Dairy! We haven't seen anything over 1/2 inch of rain for the past 4.5 weeks. We are currently 8 inches behind in our annual rainfall. In the last 4.5 weeks we had one shower which dropped 0.02 of an inch. Needless to say its been very dry. Tonight it has been raining softly for the last few hours. While it isn't the inches of rain that we need, it does buy us time. Without this rain we will would have needed to start chopping corn next week before it was completely dry. Our corn doesn't even have grain on it, some hasn't even put on tassels since it was so dry. We will continue to pray for more rain...so we can have at decent crop of corn. So much is out of our control on a farm, so often we depend on a higher power-thank you God for the gentle rain, please send us more, for a healthy, bountiful harvest.