Harsh weather has been affecting people across the Ohio valley, but at Ebbert's Farm in St. Clairsville, they're not just worried about the electricity but their livelihood.
Lova Ebbert said you have to enter farming with a look of faith. Her job is stressful, and this year, there have been struggles.
Farm hands are working around the clock to get their market ready for this season's opening, Friday July 6.
"We'll probably be here till midnight getting ready to go for tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock," said Ebbert.
The Ebberts and their crew were working hard Thursday, pricing merchandise and stocking shelves.
"It's been really dry," said Ebbert's husband "We've been really deficient on moisture since this corn was planted and it's had a struggle right from the beginning."
The corn is in good shape, but some of their crops fell a bit. Another effect dry weather has on your garden? As Ebbert's husband says, you may have more invaders this year.
"Probably the biggest problem we see this time of year when it's dry is the varmint activity," said Ebbert's husband. "The raccoons, the squirrels, the deer and the groundhog."
Dry conditions kill their food source as well.
Because of the early spring, the Ebbert's Farm started out with a moisture deficiency, but during the warm March weather, they were able to plant early and this year will be the earliest Ebbert's Market has opened.
"So far the corn looks really good, and we'll just hope for the best, that's part of the gamble of being in this business," said Ebbert.
Market doors will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 6.