Freeman farmer uses kayak to check calves

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KELO Freeman Kayak Rancher

FREEMAN, S.D. — While a dry forecast is ahead for much of KELOLAND, farmers are still dealing with the effects of a wet spring. 

One farmer in Hutchinson near Freeman has been using a kayak to check pastures. Laura Hofer sent KELOLAND News a photo of her husband in a kayak near cattle. Hofer said the water has been too deep to pass through with a tractor or UTV.

Water was more than 5 feet deep with a strong current. She said the creek normally can be passed on foot or runs dry. 

Many KELOLAND farmers have been dealing with planting delays because of wet weather. According to the latest Storm Center Update, the 7-day moisture outlook is less than half and inch of moisture. 

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