“BREAKING NEWS: Farmer complains about weather” might be a little more apropos for this week! The truth is, farmers really do have a deep connection to the weather for one simple reason — it REALLY affects us. We lost a good amount of our larkspur crop after the nearly 4″ of rain over the past few days knocked it down. Same for some of the poppies. The wet fields also change our workflow; soggy fields mean we can’t get out to transplant or weed with the tractor until things dry out (the tires sink into the mud!). There’s always wet years and dry years, and then there’s some — like this one — where you seem to get a little bit of everything!