This week we kept busy preparing our preventive planting fields for a cover crop and working in the shop getting the combine and other machinery that will be needed for harvest ready to go. Our sweet corn is finally ready - and it is delicious. Mark’s brother and sister-in-law got a supply in the freezer for the winter. I will be doing the same next week. I sent out an ISO for cucumbers this week and rounded up a half-bushel that are now 15 pints of pickle relish.

We had the roofs painted on the corn cribs. It amazed us how at ease the guy was that pressure washed and painted the roofs walked on top of the cribs.

I traveled to Perry County for their annual Farm Bureau meeting in Derby. It was a beautiful evening along the Ohio River. Mark and I went to Spencer County for their annual Farm Bureau membership fish fry Saturday night. The fish and hushpuppies were unbelievably good. Crops in general look good, not great, but at least we have a crop.

The Young Farmer Discussion Meet preliminaries are coming up soon and one of the topics is opioid addiction. Many times this starts out as innocently as painkillers after a surgery, but then progresses to a desperate need to take more and more. My health and safety tip this week is pay attention to loved ones who may fall into this category. Encourage them to seek help to break the cycle of dependency. We need our farm families to be alert while operating machinery and traveling on our country roads.

Until next week, find time to visit the Indiana State Fair and have a great day.

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