I’m learning more and more how much farming is a gamble. There’s are many variables that can effect the growing season for grain farmers and we are in the middle of one now. We are in need of rain or there won’t be anything to harvest this fall. I can’t even imagine how many farmers will struggle if that happens, including us.
I know it’s happening all over the globe. Unusual weather patterns and we’re feeling the heat here too in South East Indiana. The pastures are dried out and we’re shortly going to have to start feeding the cattle hay that is intended for the winter months. The worst part is we only have a portion cut and baled. If we don’t get rain the winter supply of hay will be gone in a couple of months.
I never thought I would worry about rain or lack there of, but it’s happening. I intently watch the weather, and I watch the weather radar app on my IPhone when there’s a chance of rain to see if it’s coming our way. I have become a Farmer’s wife whether I like it or not, and worrying about the weather is part of it.
All businesses have challenges, and Mother Nature happens to be our biggest challenge. I hope she sends some much needed rain soon or we will end up in the same boat as the Texan cattlemen. No thank you!
How is the weather effecting you?