Nebraska Dust Storm

Two days ago, we were under a frost advisory. Today I saw a bank clock that read 102 degrees. Needless to say, it was a hot and very dry day in Nebraska. Despite the recent rains we are still in the “extreme drought” category on the drought monitor website. I traveled down to Lincoln today for a meeting with the boss. On the way home, we drove though a little squall that raised an eerie dust storm. We pulled over to take some pictures. They reminded me so much of pictures I’ve seen during the Dust Bowl of the 30s that I just had to convert them to sepia. Which do you like better? The color or sepia? I can’t decide.

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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
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5 Responses to Nebraska Dust Storm

  1. gpcox says:

    WOW, I don’t think I ever realized they were quite THAT bad!

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