Monday I finished delivering the last load of wheat. I sat in line for 90 minutes as I awaited my turn to unload. The moisture of wheat averaged 13.5% averaged 50 bushels per acre. Hope to get some manure hauled and a new seeding of alfalfa planted in wheat stubble. Wheat harvest and straw baling in the area seems to have slowed up some during the second week of intense heat and humidity. We measured a little over an inch of rainfall.
Green bean harvest was underway in Culver earlier this week, and I also saw some fields of mint that were recently harvested with processed charges piled up in the fields. I visited StarkeCounty 4-H Fair for the antique tractor pull and picked up a couple dozen ears of fresh sweet corn on my way home from a local roadside stand.
Chemical resistant weeds seem to be growing at record speeds. I spent several days weeding soybeans by hand and bought a cultivator to assist in weed control of narrow row crops. I noticed this evening that one of my cornfields is starting to tassel and should be 50% tasseled by this time next week.
The Northern Indiana Power from the Past took place July 18-21 at WinamacTownPark. They featured the Graham-Bradley and Sears-sold tractors and hit and miss engines, among many others tractors and equipment, too. Power show organizers had an outstanding display from vendors and demonstrations throughout the park. I enjoyed talking to a fella that was making wood spokes and hubs for wagon wheels. Downtown Plymouth Tractor Show is July 27. Storefronts will be lined with a variety of tractors on both sides of Michigan Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual Bourbon Summerfest will host the Deane Leeper Memorial Tractor Show from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 10.