You know the old adage… Red in the Morning….
This photo was snapped at sunset with spectacular thunder and lighting storms coming in on it’s heels. North Central Idaho often has fiery colored sunsets in August due to smoke from forest fires and field burning and this one is a great example.
This Red at Night was not a delight… Thunder boomed all night as the sky lit up every few seconds. The ridge tops were drilled with electrifying lightening. Some parts of the prairie were doomed to the loss of electricity as power poles exploded and burned. We were among the lucky with just a few intermitted failures that made the electronics screech in protest.
Heavy rains have effectively shut harvest down and put the donkey boys into their pasture shelter as we all wait for the sunshine to return.
Rain is always needed in dry land farming…just NOT at harvest time.