Sunday, July 29, 2018


Last evening we took a ride around “the block” to see what was happening in the fields.

We had a late afternoon nap because of the rain…yet another inch plus that will make our grass grow.  Soon we should be coming into the dry part of summer.


A bean field…two deer were way way out there feasting.


Irrigators working real hard even though it just rained and low areas of the field are filled with water which become mosquito breeding areas.

Hay field and deer

Hay field with deer and no irrigation.

corn no irrigation

Corn field no irrigation.

small grain

Irrigation again on a small grain of some sort field.   The grain looks like it is getting close to harvest.

We saw seven deer on our little trip around the block.  Chance enjoyed the outing. During the summer he rarely goes with us during the day because it is too warm.  Evening rides are his outing.

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16 comments: said...

This sounds like a pleasant and relaxing end to yesterday. Hope today is an equally pleasant day.

Sue said...

Love the country rides, even though we live in the country! Irrigation of crops have become lifesavers.
Have a blessed day.

Val Ewing said...

We don't have much irrigation locally that is reserved for the areas with sandy soils and more commercial fields. However I was surprised at how much the field corn grew in the past two days! Wow!
We are dry here right now. I made dust like crazy while mowing yesterday.
On a good note!
Charlie went for a short ride with me this morning and DID not get all drooly and sick!

Red said...

I wish we'd get an inch of rain.It is very dry here.

Tired Teacher said...

It's hard to beat an evening ride on country roads, checking the crops and wildlife.

L. D. said...

The crops do look good there. Our corn is so far ahead of the normal year. The beans are slow. The showed that ears of corn were tossed out of the fields by tornadoes so we do have full ears of corn already.

Rita said...

Sounds like a lot of deer in the area. But the crops seem to be doing well despite them. ;) Glad Chance was a happy passenger. :)

Patsy said...

The deer have to eat too,guess they don't make them lose to much?

Terry and Linda said...

Yesterday we saw a Mom deer and three little fawns. It was my first to see one deer with three.

Linda Reeder said...

We desperately need rain out here in the west, but none is in sight.

DJan said...

We have had no rain here in ages, and every lawn is nicely browned, however in the garden where we keep it really green. I need to spend some time out there but it's too hot except for early in the morning. :-)

Bonnie said...

I enjoyed your pictures. It sounds like Chance had a nice ride too.

Granny Marigold said...

A drive in the country in the cool of the evening sounds perfect. For you and for Chance.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

No fields around here, same can be said for wild animals, just so you know

Betsy said...

I love the evening rides through the country. I always check out the crops on our drives to and from the lake. Must be the Iowa girl still in me from childhood!

Sam I Am...... said...

Love your rides and pictures! It's been a dry summer here but we finally got a good 'frog strangler' the other night. Everything looks good where you are!