Forget about making lemonade out of life’s lemons.
Quentin Connealy just made hay out of wet corn.
The Nebraska farmer’s cornfield was just too wet and soggy to work last week. So he took a wakeboard for a spin in the flooded ditch.
He tied the wakeboard to an all-terrain vehicle. His uncle got behind the wheel, and off they went, Connealy expertly skimming across the muddy ditch water, about a foot deep.
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He posted a video of his ride on his Facebook page, where it had racked up nearly 2 million views and had been shared nearly 25,000 times around the world by Monday morning.
“Meanwhile in Nebraska on our local Channel corn plot.. #SendIt #Farm365,” he wrote with the video.
“This field usually never floods,” the 31-year-old farmer told the Omaha World-Herald. “I’ve never seen that much water there.”
Connealy and his family live about a mile from the Missouri River in Burt County, according to the Omaha newspaper. He farms bottomland, so standing water is nothing new.
But nearly 5 inches of Noah’s Ark-like rain fell in just a handful of days last week. He expects to have to replant more of the field than he usually does.
He told The Kansas City Star he was about 75 percent done with planting before the rains came.
With more rain on Monday, and more expected during the week, he said he’ll be lucky to be back in the field by the weekend to start again.