According to the old expression, when it rains it pours; but don’t remind the farmers in the Midwest about that. The last thing they want to hear about now is more rain.

Historic flooding in the Farm Belt in March has taken several human lives and killed a huge amount of livestock. So many farms are flooded that it’s still impossible to estimate the damage in dollar terms, although there is no question it will reach into the billions.

No question about it, a hint of summer is in the air. The raw, chilly days of March and April have given way to pleasant warmth, and at this point who isn’t thinking about having fun in the sun? Of course, there always are the tried and true summer activities to turn to like baseball and swimming. Then again, you may want to try something off the beaten path. If so, how about treasure hunting?