Tag: weather

Caring For Our Farm Animals and Recovering from Weather Damage

This week has been very challenging for our family farm.  During the night Sunday our area experienced tornadoes and high winds in excess of 100 mph.  Our family feed mill which supplies feed for all of our hogs was in the path … Continue rea…

A Happy Ending

The past few days have been a whirlwind of activity- or so it seems to me. The weather won’t give us a break, and the calves, well they just keeping coming. It’s been bittersweet, these past few days. There’s been lots of bad but you know what? The good always outweighs the bad. Always. Last […]

Top 10 Things a Farmer Can Do While Waiting for the Weather to Break

According to my Purdue Extension Corn & Soybean Field Guide 2010 Edition the optimum time to plant corn in my area is the last week of April.  The last week of April begins in three days, and seeing as the … Continue reading

A Day in the Life

Last Thursday it began to snow. And snow it did. All night, and into the next day until about 2pm or so. It dumped about a foot on us! And it’s April, people! APRIL! South Dakota is notorious for April snow showers, so really it shouldn’t be a surprise. It does make, however, calving cows […]

April 2010 vs April 2011-No Need For Words

When will we ever see spring? Continue reading

Still waiting on the wet stuff

We’re still facing dry conditions here on the farm, and our fall forage planting will continued to be delayed until a fair amount of rain can fall. The US Drought Monitor currently has us designated as D0, or “abnormally dry”. I expect that we’ll be …

It’s still summertime on the farm

Even though it is now technically “Fall”, the continued dry weather and heat would certainly make a person think it’s still summertime. Our milking cows are still coming to cool in the barns by mid-morning, the bermudagrass in our pastures is starting…