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Beautiful Things
Monday 10th of October 2011 07:43 AM

By Kim L. Fritzemeier

KFRM Central Kansas Report

Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line

I don't think many of the nearly 50,000 people at Bill Snyder Stadium minded sitting in the rain on Saturday.

Sometimes people head for the parking lot when the skies open up. But not this time. Many of us had spent the last three days watching dirt fill the air as wind gusts of 30-40 mph wreaked havoc in newly-planted wheat fields. Some of us have sold off calves or cows because we don't have feed for the winter after this year's drought conditions.

So we sat there and soaked it up. And we thanked God for the rain.

The total at the County Line is 2 inches and a bug.

The just-emerged wheat has droplets of water after a gentle rain for the past two days. The rain came perfectly: It came slowly and gently and the parched earth seemed to breath a sigh of relief. Two inches won't bust the drought. But it will lighten moods and give a new feeling of optimism.

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