Rain has come our way, and we couldn’t be more thankful!

In the past week we’ve had over 2 inches, which means we should get a decent 3rd cutting of hay and have a good corn crop as well.

When your animal’s winter feed depends on the weather it can be nerve-wracking, but this season should end happily for us.

I know some of those throughout other parts of the Midwest (Southern Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa to name a few) are not so lucky. I’m sad for those that have drought-stricken crops, and I pray that between crop insurance, disaster assistance, and God’s grace, things will work out okay.

While JR and I were looking at the dark green of the corn after a rain shower we thought some pictures would be in order. Try as I might, I was just not photogenic.


The terrible outcome of the first few photos left me laughing almost to tears, so then we got this gem.


I finally decided it would be better to take a photo without my face. Apparently that works best…


Yes, the corn is tall enough that I could easily get lost in the field if I’m not careful!

With that, I’m off to work on farm chores. I hope to be done early enough to catch some of the Olympic opening ceremony. I especially like the track & field events, but there’s something awe-inspiring about all the Olympians. It’s such a rich history and tradition that I can’t help but be intrigued.

Will you be watching tonight? Anyone specific you’re cheering for during these games?

About Lisa

Hi, I'm Lisa. Dairy farmer's wife and Minnesotan to the core, I write about rural farm life, running down country roads, and the food, faith, and family that bind everything together. Follow along on my journey.
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6 Responses to Candids

  1. Kathy says:

    Glad you got some rain! I’ll be watching the opening ceremony too and tuning it intentionally for the triathlon and marathon. Not cheering for anyone in particular but definitely Americans. 😉 Hope you get to watch too!

  2. shelby says:

    Don’t you worry about spiders or ticks or something getting on you when you’re cozying up to that corn?!

    Wussy city girl

    • Lisa says:

      You know, I never would have thought about that. I hate spiders, but I guess I worry way more about them in a dusty closet or dark basement than a field. And ticks seem to be anywhere outside. Maybe I should be more worried in the field… 😉

  3. taratru says:

    Jeez your corn is huge! (twss?) The corn around here isn’t even as tall as me and I thought we were doing okay. 😦

  4. Heidi Nicole says:

    From what I hear from back home you guys lucky to get rain before its too late, that corn looks beautiful! I guess a lot of people in WI are kind of hoping the rain holds off a bit longer so the crop insurance can really kick in. So sad.

    I had to work during the opening ceremonies and now I’m half watching the swimming, which is rather boring. Although I am crazy excited that Lochte won! I really like that guy! I’m more of a winter Olympics person but these athletes are amazing!

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