Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rain is a Good Thing

"Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey. Whiskey makes my baby, feel a little frisky."  Or so the song goes. Click on this link if you'd like some musical accompaniment to today's blog post: (Rain is Good Thing- Luke Bryan)

Growing corn at our altitude and latitude is impossible, but the thirteen inches of rain we've had since the first of June will definitely make hay and grass and wildflowers. Now if it would only quit long enough for the hay to cure.

For my farming and ranching friends: this is dryland alfalfa/brome grass hay. All irrigation supplied by Mother Nature.







12 comments:

MitMoi said...

Where I (used to) come from, the pics were of children in the cotton. How fun to see them in the alfalfa instead!

Kari Lynn Dell said...

MitMoi: Wow. You're quick. I barely hit the post button and your comment popped up!

Sandy said...

ohhh, so that's where kids come from =o)

Bill Kirton said...

That first shot - the wild grass meadow - is gorgeous. If we could grow that stuff in Scotland, that's exactly how I'd want my garden to look.

Ron Scheer said...

Love the smell of cut hay. My teenage summers were all about 2 things: irrigating corn (which does grow in Nebraska, it being the Cornhusker State) and mowing, raking, and stacking alfalfa. Thanks!

ArkansasCyndi said...

I can almost smell these pictures. Love that smell.

great pictures.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I miss the smell of hay from my childhood days but not the baling or stacking.
In PA we either have drought or flash flooding going on. Typical July weather.

Kari Lynn Dell said...

Bill: No one does landscaping like Mother Nature. I counted over twenty different kinds of wild flowers while I was out taking these photos.

And to everyone, yes, the smell of fresh cut alfalfa is wonderful. Too bad I can't figure out how to make a scratch and sniff blog.

Linda G. said...

Beautiful wildflowers, adorable kiddos. What more could you want? :)

Stan Grace said...

Scenes like these can only be fully appreciated when experienced.

See you next month.

Posey said...

Ooooh, pictures! I love them. Cutie pie kids!

What the heck is that thing attached to the tractor??

Stan said...

That is a mower or swather that is pulled by the tractor as opposed to many that are self propelled. It mows and windrows the hay.