Mother Nature quenched Saskatchewan’s thirsty fields with heavy rainfall over the last few days.
While most farmers across the province are embracing the moisture, some say it’s a little much.
Bill Greenwood, who farms in the southeast corner of the province near Kisbey, said he got around 150 milimetres, or about six inches, of rain heading into the weekend.
“I’d say it’s a bit excessive, but I think the ground will take it all in,” he said. “If you have heavier land, like clay, then it might drown some plants a bit, but the sandier land will take it all up.”
With about 12 quarters left to seed, Greenwood noted the rain’s put him behind a few days as he waits for his fields to dry up. He estimates 15 per cent of his land is covered in standing water.
However, at the end of the day, Greenwood said he doesn’t mind because his crops are appreciating the drink.
“It’s a lot better than having a drought. It was pretty dry when we were seeding and towards the end we were running out of moisture, so I’ll take the moisture over drought any day.”