Knee High

Walked into one of the cornfields on July 4th, the corn was chest high–what a relief. The old rule of thumb is if corn is knee high by the fourth of July, you’ll get a crop. Great, a little less stress because the spring planting didn’t look so hot. But the crop isn’t made or out of the field. We have to worry about: late summer hail storms and wind, an early frost, a wet fall, an early snow. But one more milestone in growing a crop has been met.

As we drive around looking at crops, wheat fields are looking good. Which means we can expect some storms. Seems when the wheat is ready, the wind, rain, and hail come too.

But for now, we can enjoy these summer days and nights–enjoying the firefly displays. Hope you are enjoying summer.