This is what broken dreams look like in Minnesota these days.
It’s from Kathryn Draeger’s excellent blog, “A View From Here: Resettling Big Stone County Minnesota.”
She compares it to June, when she wrote the corn was growing “head spinningly fast.” Now, thanks to the drought, it’s all been cut down.
Whatever yield won’t pay the bills, she said, but the loss will not be enough to trigger crop insurance payments.
Her husband was injured earlier in the year and couldn’t get more planting done, and the neighbors have been dropping off vegetables for canning to carry them through the winter.
Tough business, this farming.