Another wet week. Just as we were almost dry enough a forecasted half inch to an inch rain dumped another two inches on us around the Ashland area. Our south farms received about the same while our North farms only had an even inch. We are beyond wet and saturated. Our first planted corn is emerging and looks good. When the next planting window presents itself we plan to plant both corn and soybeans at the same time.
Even though we would like to be in the fields planting, the rain delay has given us ample opportunity to hunt the local timbers and woods for morel mushrooms. Owen even made his first trip to the woods to look for mushrooms. He found an entire 1.5 pounds - not bad for his first time out.
We remain positive that we can still achieve high corn yields if we get the crop planted soon. Another week of zero planting progress will dash those hopes, but we will see what Mother Nature has in store for us.
Owen found his first morel mushrooms
Our corn planted May 1st has emerged
Plenty of rain
Excessive rainfall still leaving the field; 18 hours later
At least the ducks like all our water