With southern Door County receiving upwards of six inches of rain in the past few days, area farmers are benefiting from a late but heavy August rainfall. Jim Wautier of Church-Site Farm in Brussels says the rain came at an opportune time.
Wautier says the crops had been showing signs of dryness and stress before the rain and is now ready for harvest in the next week or two. he says the rains probably saved his crops and help them finish out rather than dying off. The average rainfall for Door County in August is 3.3 inches, according to willyweather.com.