Were tractors floating at the Kevin and Lori Wagner place northwest of Winner? After all, the first full week of May and into the weekend brought close to three inches of rain there.
But it came gently.
“It was truly a blessing,” Kevin Wagner reported early last week when contacted in a random phone survey of farmers by the Winner Advocate.
The rain soaked into parched topsoil. “We were needing rain pretty bad,” Wagner said, “There was kind of adequate subsoil moisture but it was going to need some moisture to get things going.
“The alfalfa has been the (main) one that’s been struggling. It just hasn’t been growing a lot. But boy this should perk it up,” he said.
The amount of rainfall was no problem for thirsty ground which lapped it up.