Another hot and humid week for us this week. We had 1 1/2 inches of rain on Wednesday evening. It came with a vengeance and left already wet fields wetter. We have been out of the field since the end of wheat harvest. The second-crop beans are still in the bag. Our family company are all home safely. It was a whirlwind week of happy memory making.

Cantaloupes and watermelons are coming along slowly. A trip to the sands in GibsonCounty netted some sweet, delicious Fourth of July yumminess. I’ve had some nice tomatoes and peppers from my garden, and I spied a zucchini as I weeded yesterday. Farview Orchard peaches are especially sweet and juicy this year. I haven’t gotten a cobbler or pie made yet because they are so good to eat by themselves.

I will be videotaping “Exploration Station” experiments on Tuesday in Danville. This is an added bonus to this year’s Taste from Indiana Farms at the state fair. My team and I have come up with interesting food experiments that we will demonstrate to fairgoers. I wish I’d appreciated science more in high school. As an adult, I find it fascinating.

My flowers are thriving in this weather, but they are in constant need of watering with the nearly 100-degree heat index we have been having. Hope all your fair weeks are going smoothly and you have another safe week. Until next time, smile big, enjoy the heat — it could be snowing — and have a great day!

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