A little squall line blew through yesterday afternoon dropping a trace as I was working my way through a 40 with the bean planter. The dust blown up in front of it was an indicator of just how dry we are up at the northern end of the state. Shower chances have come and gone and the work pace seems to continue unabated. Many guys are getting past the springtime finish line and parking the equipment. Comments about "never got through that hole in April" and “this peat was in prevent plant last year” are telling the story. In my little corner of the county, we are leaving a day of corn planting for after a rain chance this coming Monday. The beans are in a no-till cover crop environment and coming along nicely. The livestock guys are hoping for a shower to boost first-cutting possibilities.