Just a quick inventory of what has happened in the past two days in our (farming) world:
There is another chance of rain today, tonight and tomorrow. With luck, it appears it may just miss us or we'll get a slight amount. We need none. We need some warmth, sunshine, and dryness. The forecast is cool, cloudy, and damp.
Three terragators got stuck in the fields at work (this video shows what they look like when you watch it long enough. It's hard to imagine something with such big tires getting stuck!).
Two work pickups got stuck checking to see if the fields were dry enough to go into.
One semi-truck full of farm chemical got stuck and it took four hours for them to get it out.
Dry fertilizer prices went up 30%. In one day. A ton of one of the products is now over $1,000 a ton. Most fields need two or three different products applied to make the crop.
Diesel fuel prices went up 30 cents overnight. Filling a tractor one time can cost over $800. Filling up the semi-trucks to get that crop from the field to market is over $1,000. One. Time. They get filled several times over the course of a season.
I swear, it's getting insane.