Welcome to Iowa!

A post from Kelli–

So this is what happened on Sunday–

Are you wondering if that is snow? Well in that case you would be unfortunately wondering right.

I had to work all weekend and so by Sunday I was just a bit on the tired side of things. I was giving a patient their medication and turned around to the lovely…or not so lovely…sight of snow.

Needless to say, this year has been less than ideal for farming. The weather this year has made it even worse. Pretty much all of September and most of October it has rained..and rained…and rained. This has made it pretty impossible to get any field work done. While the snow didnt stick around, it was still another warning of aorts that it will be here sooner than the farmers would like it to be.

For a while there was discussion of not doing a fourth crop of hay because it rained so much, but as I write this, they are mowing hay out my window so I’m gueasing that means that the plans have changes once again.

For me, I always joke that it is now the season of eating whatever I want for supper. Lots of times Jason either brings something with him or grabs stuff quick throughout the day because there just isn’t the time to stop and eat a meal–and I think that this year will be even worse because they’re getting down to crunch time.

But as the good book says–there is a time to plant and a time to reap what has been planted–it looks like it’ll just be a bit later this year!

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5 thoughts on “Welcome to Iowa!

  1. debbie

    My dad always say there is seed time and harvest…not harvest time! We have had snow since September 4. Finally the farmers are back at harvest as we have had 3 decent fall days. Farming is not for the faint of heart!

  2. Anne Hersch

    We don’t have this many rounds of crop. During harvest here most farm wives bring the meal out to the field. So they have at least 2 big meals a day and often a “lunch”.

  3. Mary Jo B.

    I could not believe the snow either. At first I thought it was small leaves falling, but then I realized that they were falling in areas where there were no trees. Yikes! One of the families in the neighborhood managed to make a small snowman. I guess someone enjoyed the snow. :>)

  4. Kim LeMere

    It seems snow has come early for so many of my northern friends and family. My sister was out cross country skiing in Northern MN. I hope it all ends well and the harvest gets done.

  5. Tonya Reichard

    Kelli,
    I am a farmwife and get the whole weather thing. We weren’t going to do another cutting of hay but yep, you guessed it, they started knocking it down. Have about 4 acres to finish mowing.
    As far as meals go, we have what I call – meals on wheels. No one has time to stop so I take it to them in the field. When we filled trenches, I would meet the tractors and guys with my basket of sandwiches and whatever else I had made. Thank goodness there is a refrigerator in the office of the milk house!!!!

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