By Mike Rush
Collinsville, IL (KSDK) - What do you see when you see the rain? Soggy shoes? The need for an umbrella?
Well in Monday's rain drops, Bob Keller sees, "pennies from heaven."
Keller Farms has been losing a lot more than pennies lately.
"It's hurt our yield bad," said the 87-year-old farmer.
Acres of sweet corn soured for selling because of the dry weather, but after nearly an inch and a half Monday morning, the farm, which also has soy beans, wheat and horseradish, is in good shape.
"This will last, oh, I'd say, unless we get some 90 degree weather, couple, three weeks," said Keller.
Landscaper Keith Chandler is also digging the downpour, but it also means he wasn't digging dirt for very long Monday.
"Got all the guys started this morning, everything was good. About an hour into it we get rain, which we needed, we well needed. Everybody kind of took off, headed for shelter because we're happy to have rain," said Chandler, owner of Scenic Views.
Maybe not quite as happy as Bob Keller.
"Oh, I think, thank God," said Keller. "And the worst part of it is, I didn't even go to church yesterday."
Keller Farms has been irrigating around the clock for more than a week because of the dry weather.
Now, they say, they won't have to for at least a couple of weeks.