Photo Friday “Summer Storm in Nebraska” March 16, 2011

This picture was taken in July, 2009 while I was standing in the doorway of our house. I love watching storms and clouds but maintain a healthy respect for the power of Mother Nature. This storm was moving so quickly and making the sky so dark that my 30 second photo session required multiple camera adjustments.

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About jheem

I grew up on a diversified dairy farm in southeast South Dakota where I learned how to throw a hay bale, pull a calf, deal with death, and "name" the cows. I was in 4H and FFA, and was privileged to serve as a state FFA officer. In college, I studied animal science, focusing on beef cows, mostly because I figured they were less work than dairy cows....I ended up with a Masters Degree in ruminant nutrition and went to work for the University of Nebraska, first as a research tech coordinating data collection for a swine unit and beef feedlot on a research farm and then as an extension educator. In my current job, I focus on environmental issues related to animal agriculture (which is a nice way of saying I talk about manure alot). My husband and I live and work on a seedstock cattle operation in northeast Nebraska. You can learn more about our cattle operation by visiting my husband's blog at http://aldersonangus.wordpress.com.
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6 Responses to Photo Friday “Summer Storm in Nebraska” March 16, 2011

  1. Silving says:

    I would not want to be there 😀

  2. ndjmom says:

    I’m so looking forward to storm season. I love a good Midwest Nebraska storm, I too have a great deal of respect for them. But like many who have lived here so long you learn how to read the clouds and becoming a “storm spotter” of sorts.

    • jheem says:

      Yes, it is amazing how quickly a person can develop that “sixth sense” about storms–which ones are serious and which ones aren’t.

  3. notwh0 says:

    magnificent. I’m 98% glad I’m not there.

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