Totally know what you are talking about!! I think this rain is actually costing me money... a certain someone is coming up with all these projects we "need" done...none of which I think fit in the "need" catagory! At this rate we will be broke before he gets in the field!!
We finished last year with a half hour of April left on the clock. Haven't started yet this year, but I'm not too worried. We may get going later this week, and if we want to we could get done in less then two weeks if the weather plays along. I'm actually glad we didn't run a couple days we could have before the rain started. Some neighbors did and nothing has come up out of the ground yet. It will be interesting to see what kind of stands they have.
We too are creeping toward the panic mode. Rain, snow and cold are keeping us out of the fields here in MN. Since we only raise corn for silage, we are not worried there, but NONE of our small grains are planted. We have run out feed for our cows and the pastures are no where near ready. Now we are buying feed (not a good situation). We saw snow flakes again today. We a praying extra hard these days.
This rain is making us all nuts. But this also let's us know who is in control. There is a higher force and there is a plan. We need to say a prayer for us to get the corn planted by May 10 and let God take care of how.
I feel your pain! We desperatly need to haul some manure onto the fields! And yes some corn for our lovely ladies would like that!Hope it stops raining soon!Leontien
It is a challenge. We have May 10 set as our "we hope to be in the field by" date. It's going to be close. Last year was such a wonder freak of nature to be done so quickly, and I think that is making us all even more antsy. If we go back one more year, though, we would be just about in the same boat, literally and figuratively! Hang in there!
The hubby has the equipment field ready and seed cleaned. All he needs to do is hook up and go. Sounds like it is still pretty muddy to start. It's time to be spring.
I know you must be very worried. I remember well how much weather affects lives and whole livelihoods from growing up among the farmers in Wisconsin... We always talked about 2 things - the weather and the price of gas...
I certainly hope things improve. I know people around here are behind as well. I only have 28 acres of beans to go in, so I'm not in panic mode yet.
We definitely could use some of your rain in Kansas. Wouldn't it be great if it were "made to order?" My best to you!
I hear ya! Last year we were about half done by now also. The hubs isn't stressing too badly yet. He is just glad doesn't have anything planted yet as he would have probably had to replant it. If the weather cooperates soon,they will be done in a couple weeks.
Put your link on my blog pots on the flooding I've been catching this week too! http://jplovescotton.com/2011/05/01/memphis-flooding-mid-south-mississippi-river/