Things are back to normal in our little corner of the world. This week, the guys spent a good deal of time spraying fungicide and Roundup. It was very pleasant weather at the beginning of the week, but by week’s end, it was sweltering. Crops look good with the 3.4 inches of rain that pelted the area Sunday night and Monday morning. We were due for a rain, and it sure made the beans grow this week.

We celebrated birthdays, Mark’s and daughter Andrea’s, Saturday night at Gerst Haus in Evansville. It was good to be with family after our long trip. Nothing better than being with the grandkids. We ended the evening with ice cream at Milk and Sugar.

I got a little yard work done this week. If I wanted to grow a tree, I bet I’d have a hard time, but the volunteer trees in the landscaping grow two feet overnight.

I traveled to Fair Oaks for a meeting last Sunday and Monday. We toured a mint farm nearby. It was super interesting to learn about the growth and distilling of peppermint. I’m not ready to switch from corn, beans and wheat, but I’m glad there are farmers who have diversified their farms to grow specialty crops. I drove a little north and picked blueberries before returning home. Mark got a wonderful fresh blueberry pie out of the road trip.

My 140 pounds of roasted soybeans arrived this week for the Taste from Indiana Farms at the state fair. I can’t wait to share them with consumers. The VanderburghCounty fair ended Friday. The grandsons loved the goats.

The farm got a rescue dog this week. Charlotte is adjusting to farm life and loves to go on rides. It you are in the market for a new pet, please check out the available animals at the shelters. There is an overabundance of pets awaiting adoption. Until next week, remember to be kind. You never know what someone else is dealing with at home.

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