Tomorrow we have a family reunion during the day and my 15 year(!) class reunion in the evening. Both are in my hometown about two hours away.
Most of my family will be making the reunion, but we’re pretty sure we will NOT be able to because so many roads, including highways and interstates, are closed due to flooding. Many of my classmates aren’t going to be able to get there either.
Isn’t that wild? In this day and age so many roads are flooded over we can’t even travel.
I went over the Mississippi today, and it is amazingly swollen. The view looks like this(–thank you Daniel from Flikr.) Many streets close to the river are flooded over. Even creeks are out of their banks causing road closings. Predictions are that the rivers are still going to crest later on, so the flooding is not even at its worst yet.
To us this is just an inconvenience.
Agriculturally speaking, we are doing fairly well for now. Our farm is nicely situated without a lot of “bottom” ground. Kevin hasn’t been able to get in the fields for weeks, and he needs to side dress nitrogen (put on a fertilizer), spray herbicide before the corn gets too tall, bale hay, and the wheat is starting to ripen so we can combine it and bale the straw. Ideally, we’d plant that ground to beans. Once he can get out there, I’m not going to see him for weeks!
Ironically, corn and soy bean prices are at an all time high–hopefully we will get a crop!