We got rain, 1.4 inches on Thursday night and most of Friday. What a welcome relief. It knocked us out of the field for the weekend, but we were ready for a rest. Mark even took a three-hour nap on Saturday afternoon. He is that tired. Plus he got a flu shot, his second shingle shot and a tetanus shot on Friday. It literally wiped him out, but he’s protected for the flu, shingles and cuts.
The fields are really looking bare after a good week overall of harvesting. Farmers were sowing wheat this week, but it appears that wheat acres are going to decrease significantly in our area. Several farmers are not sowing any wheat for 2020 harvest, including Seib Farms. This is the first time in the farm’s history that there will no wheat crop.
We had frost over the weekend. It seems incredulous that we went from the high 90s last week to frost this week, but this is Indiana and these things happen. The frost, however, makes harvesting start a little later in the day so the bean plants dry out. The burn ban that had been in place was lifted Saturday.
It was wonderful to see all the National Farmer’s Day pictures and tributes on Facebook this weekend. I especially liked the variety of combine colors in the pictures.
My safety lesson for this week is on getting your medical check up. You need to prepare yourself from what promises to be a wicked flu sea-son this winter. The best advice for all of us is to wash your hands. Remember to cough and sneeze into your elbow to eliminate the spray of germs to all around you. I hope you have a healthy week.