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Fixer-uppers: 10 farm projects for rainy days

Fixer-uppers: 10 farm projects for rainy days

By Julie Tomascik

It’s wet. And getting wetter. The majority of Texas farmers and ranchers can’t do much right now. Rains have forced them inside, where lots of downtime and procrastinated projects await.

Because Texas farms and ranches are a gold mine of things that need fixin’.

Admit it, Texas farmers are notorious for putting off tomorrow what needs to be done today. Tough luck. It’s raining again. Tomorrow does come. Today!

And here’s 10 rainy day fixer-uppers…

10) Hose down the farm truck. Inside and out. It will give new mud something to stick to.

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Texas farmers look at replanting options

Texas farmers look at replanting options

By Julie Tomascik

Too much. Or not enough.

It’s the never-ending challenge with moisture and agriculture.

And Mother Nature’s version of March Madness took a toll on some Texas farmers. Late winter and early spring rains were slightly unpredictable, devastating and just what the farmer ordered. Sometimes all at the same time.

But it’s the devastating part that really hurts.

Farmers across the state were in the field. Working long hours to get seeds in the ground. Praying for rain, sunshine and favorable growing conditions year-round.

Then the rains came. And came.

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Rain can be blessing, curse for Texas farmers

Rain can be blessing, curse for Texas farmers

By Mike Barnett

Mother Nature is a fickle lady when it comes to moisture. Especially for Texas farmers and ranchers.

Too much. Not enough. Just right.

The third is the least common scenario.

This year, rain has been wild, unpredictable, devastating and wonderful. Sometimes all in the same area.

The season kicked off with abundant moisture in South and Central Texas. Spring came and it rained, rained and rained. Planting was delayed. The wheat crop suffered. Farmers kept looking for a break. And more rain came. Many farmers in South, Central and North Texas never fully recovered. Crops were stunted. Lost. Or never planted.

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Reflections in a Rain Puddle

Reflections in a Rain Puddle

By Si Cook

TFB Organization Director

I was in South Texas the last weekend in April trying to accomplish a week’s worth of ranch work in one day. On Saturday, my time was cut short by a strange and wonderful event–a three-and-a-half inch rain!

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The Time It Rained In July

The Time It Rained In July

By Mike Barnett

Mother Nature must be confused. That’s all I can figure out because it’s the middle of July and  I poured 4.75 inches of rain out of my gauge the last week and a half. That normally doesn’t happen unless we have a hurricane or tropical storm.

Now all parts of Texas aren’t getting the rain and even some places where it’s falling aren’t getting much. But then you go down to the Upper Coast around the Harris County area and they’re crying ‘Uncle.’ Some parts of South Texas were subject to flash flooding.

 Texas Rain

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