The rain tap has turned on here and it seems there’s no shut-off in sight for the next few days. It’s what we needed though. After two winters with very little snow, we were facing drought conditions.

Although I wasn’t raised on a farm, hubs was, and we have family and friends who farm, so we can appreciate the weather needs for the crops. Also, being in Canada’s top grain producing province, we all know that “when the crops are good, it’s good for everyone”.

I’m still spending at least part of these rainy days working on photos.

I snapped this photo at a friend’s farm a couple of weeks ago. This is Canola (some refer to it as rapeseed) being loaded for market. Canola has become the top crop in Saskatchewan. Where we used to see mostly wheat and durham fields here, the seeded acres of Canola are now almost double that of wheat.

“If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer’s crop, who are we to say it shouldn’t rain?”

Tom Barrett