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Jun 1, 2013

when it rains, it pours!


Memorial Weekend feels like it was months ago. Those last four days left of the work week after a holiday weekend just seems to drag on and on and on. When you farm, work for an agriculture dealership and own a big property, spring just seems like a whirlwind of one thing after the other from getting the crops into the ground, spraying for weeds, weeding, planting flowers, spring cleaning, power washing, mulching, getting the deck ready for barbeques and mowing, mowing, mowing. Oh the mowing. And the weeding. We finally started slowing down and then everything just picked back up this week.

And then when it rains, it pours. We had an absolute torrential downpour here in Northern Indiana last night. As you can see, we had almost 5 inches of rain. I don't think we had 5 inches of rain combined last summer during the drought. We have lots of farm ground under water. You hate to complain though when you see everything Oklahoma has been through the last few weeks and you just thank God that you still have everything and every one. I was driving home in an area I was not familiar last night during the worse part of the storm. The sky was as yellow as a banana and I thought for sure we were going to have tornadoes. It was raining so hard and I was so scared that I made my husband come meet up with me so I could follow him home. I absolutely hate storms let alone driving in them. My whole body is sore today from being so tense driving home last night.

I think I am over spring. I love staying busy and working hard but it's time to relax and enjoy some Midwest summer activities. Bring on the 4-H fairs, river floats, bonfires, drive in movies, tractor pulls, garage sales, horse back riding and crop checking. I always wonder if everyone else enjoys and looks forward to the same activities that I do. What are some things you enjoy doing in the summer?


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