Natchez Trace

This has been one of the most unusual weather seasons I’ve experienced. February to early March it was warm, then cold, then rainy, with more rain. Then we had a dry spell so that we worried about the corn crop, then rain at the right time. So much rain that farmers worried that they couldn’t get the combines in the field. Suddenly the rain stopped, corn was harvested and wheat planted. Then it turned January weather, now back to fall. What little cotton is in the area and soybeans are being harvested and wheat and canola planted. All in all it will be a bumper yield for all crops this year. The dust from the harvest has been thick and heavy.

  soybean combine

unloading soybeans

dust clouds from soybean combine

cotton picking

11/26/2013 7:10:23 PM

Thanks Dave. It's suppose to snow here tonight and I have to be at work at 5. Too dark to take pictures. I worry about the freezing rain that will happen first. Thank you very much for the compliments. I wish we would just stay on DST. You and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving.

11/24/2013 8:17:24 AM

Mary, you always have such great pictures in your blog posts. Old man Winter has definitely found his way to my area of Nebraska. Morning temperatures in the teens every morning now with varying wind chills in the single digits. This next week will provide a couple days in the 40s to finish the yard and garden cleanup at the Urban Ranch (where I live). It will be so nice to settle back for about three months of rest and planning for next year. ***** Your community seems to always be in celebration of something. Community festivities bring a certain light hearted ness to the season that connects people. Your pictures uplift me when surrounded by your story telling abilities. ***** Have a great Thanksgiving season day. P.S. You can tell the hooligans I had a hard time with the transition back to standard time as well. :-)

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