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WRENSHALL - On a rainy day like Thursday, a farmer just has to find some other tasks to complete.
But food farmer Rick Dalen did not have many complaints about the spring.
"Things got nice and warm pretty early," Dalen said. "It was pretty dry early on so we were able to get in the fields and get some work done nice and early."
For many of his veggies, they are housed inside and protected from any heavy rain that may come through.
"It's nice to irrigate when it's rainy like this because then you don't have the sun beating down," Dalen explained.
Most farmers were okay with Thursday morning's level of rainfall, but if it picks up too much, soil erosion can become a concern.
"We're always concerned about the soil moving, Dalen said. “As you can see, this is a place that's vulnerable here; we have potatoes planted."
Dalen watched the rain trickle down but continued to be confident it would not rot his potatoes after all.
"Well, I call the National Weather Service almost daily and often multiple times a day," Dalen said.
Meteorologists at the National Weather Service kept a close eye on each inch falling on a day like Thursday.
"This looks like the heaviest rainfall we've seen in a short amount of time since early August," meteorologist Mike Stewart said.
Stewart knew people like Dalen were probably getting concerned about rain coming their way Thursday.
"For the amount of rain we're seeing, they'd probably like to see that in about a week or two and instead of picking up three inches of rain in 12 hours," Stewart said.
But as the rain trickled down, it did not quite call for crisis time.
"I'm just waiting for it to stop," Dalen said.