Happy 4th of July to all my friends in the USA- We do like to celebrate our independence! Instead of red, white, and blue, I'm going to bring you green.
It's a traditional saying that for the harvest to be good the corn should be "knee high by the 4th of July." With the wet, cold spring we had here there was a great deal of despair that the crops would really suffer. Farmers could not get their seed in until quite late. So, I thought I'd check it out.
Here's a good-looking field, but how tall is it?
Of course, I am short, but this corn would be better than knee high on any normal human! Is this a typical field, or just the product of one lucky farmer?
I did find a few fields like this one which aren't in such good shape. Driving home from the paper route (yes, Om is home, and I am gladly turning it over to him!) I took roads that led me through many farms, and I'm happy to report that there are more fields like the first one than the second.
I think the ag reports are fun. Hope you do too!
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