Farming on the 5’s

I need help to make this more interesting. Brad’s days can be quite interesting, but he’s still a part time farmer. Is there a full time farmer (or their wife) who would like to take the August 5th Farming on the 5’s? You can structure it however you’d like. I just think a different perspective would be fun.

Brad started his day early and went to check his pivot and dry land. He found that the dry land that doesn’t have anything planted in it needs its weeds sprayed and the pivot was running for the moment. Later in the day it was turned off by the electric company because it was its day to be on “load control.” They have to try and spread out the electrical use of all these farmers.

After checking his fields, he hauled five loads of corn (~5,000 bushels) to the elevator for his brother. Get this – if Brad’s brother would have sold this corn at harvest time last year he would’ve got around $5 a bushel. Now the price of corn is a shocking $8 thanks to the drought. Basically, it pays to have storage.

This afternoon Brad went and did some electrical demolition at a building, then came home and washed the vehicles. He’s been home by at least 5 all evenings this week, and I really can’t remember when the last time was that happened. It’s a treat!

After grilling and eating T-bones for supper, it was into the pool by popular demand.

Note the farmer’s tan

We finished the day praying that the 30% chance of rain would turn into something! Have you heard there’s a drought?

Praying, praying, praying…

Habakkuk 3:17-18
17 Though the fig tree should not blossom
And there be no fruit on the vines,
Though the yield of the olive should fail
And the fields produce no food,
Though the flock should be cut off from the fold
And there be no cattle in the stalls,

18 Yet I will exult in the Lord,
I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.


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