Manning, SC (WLTX) -- The heavy rains we have seen over the last several weeks have been a blessing and in curse in many ways.
The Midlands has been out of the drought since late April and right now the forecast is for us not to return to drought status through at least the end of October.
Last year, David Richburg of Richburg Farms in Manning was concerned with the lack of rain, this year it has been a different story.
Richburg said, "I was begging for rain last year, but this year we are glad we got it, but somebody prayed a little bit too hard."
Richburg followed his father's footsteps and has been farming for more than four decades, he has seen it all when it comes to the weather.
This year his staple crop, tomatoes are doing well, bringing buyers from as far away as Walterboro to pick up some of the produce.
However, some of his other crops have been hit or miss due to the wetter than normal weather conditions.
"We should have a wonderful corn crop, but the wheat has not been harvested for everybody," he said.
"A lot of beans have not been replanted, weeds are growing wild and we can't get machinery off the highway and it just has been a different year," according to Richburg.
Richburg says this is the most rain he remembers seeing since the early 1970's when many of his fields were flooded.
Now, he just hopes the showers will slack off enough to keep pushing his product to passersby.
"We need a few more days to dry out, but we don't want it to cut off and stop for 3-weeks either, but it would be nice to dry up a little," he said.
"As you know Mr. Gandy is always talking about how much it is raining during the news, but we have had enough for now we really need to talk to him to ask him to please slow down," said Richburg.
The Richburg Farms produce stand is open 7-days a week, you can pick it yourself or they have produce pre-picked and ready to sell.
The farm also has a pay box and a scale just in case they are not around, allowing vegetable buyers to pay on the honor system.