Friday, May 30, 2008

Slide Show of Flood Waters


Most of these waters are six miles west of our place. We will have one farm that will be under that same water. It is soybeans and we just won't know for about a week. It could be replanted, if the water would get right back off of these fields and .....I know this sounds crazy, but they need a nice half inch of new rain to wash the dirt/mud off of the little plants...then they might have a chance. We have another farm that is closer to the river and the water table there is very high. Now that the river is so high, that farm is sub irrigated and you could take the lid off of the well and reach the top of the water. We won't know about those crops for a week or two as well.....but that is just how farming is. Our livelihood depends solely on the acts of God. It is His crop and he can choose to take it all in one night, if that is His will. I also know, He has ALWAYS provided a crop for us every year that we have farmed and we have seen other years of flood, wind, hail, late freeze, early freeze.... so we wait and work ....and do the best we can ....and the rest is up to Him and what He feels is best for us this year....

6 comments:

cheryl said...

Wow...but since I don't know who's hill is Keller's hill or who the Lamprechts are and such...did you sustain any flood damage?

And being the farm girl I'm NOT...is there a chance these flood waters will drain and the fields will dry out in time to replant or is it a loss for the year?

Ally still has 5 corns! :)

Sandy B said...

wow - this is pretty bad. I haven't seen flooding like for years. Are any of your fields under water? On another note - how is the "old home place"? The girls said that Steven told them the barn roof(s) are not doing well. We sure think about all of you during these storms.

grammy4him said...

We never had a lot of wind, so I don't think anything would be any different over there. I'll check the next time we drive by..I usually go that way when I take Michael to KZCo.

The Runge Family said...

Crazy water....Looking at your blog is so refreshing. Made it to Washington safe, missing Nebraska...kari

Kelly said...

Knowing the hard work that you (and other farmers) put into their crops each year, and then to see them under water like this has to be a little despairing. YET -- to hear your resolved to continually praise Him and acknowledge your trust in Him as you purpose to keep working faithfully has been so encouraging to me this morning! What an example you and Steve are!!! Blessed be the name of the Lord!

anna said...

Oh wow, that IS bad flooding. I hope the beans are okay, that's a bummer. You'll have to keep us udpated.