My sincerest apologies to my loyal readers for not getting my article in last week. Preparations for nine houseguests and a plan for feeding 15 family members three times a day for a week had me totally in a whirl.
I do have great news to report: Wheat harvest 2019 is in the books! With temperatures every day last week in the high 90s and very little rain, we were able to start and finish wheat in six days. This year was the first year we had to dry wheat. Every kernel went through the dryer. Mark is not looking forward to cleaning out the bin in this heat, although he thinks there is a possibility of selling this experience as an on-the-farm spa treatment.
We have not begun double-crop beans due to the wet ground conditions. We continue to sidedress corn, and we got a little mowing done last week. We are expecting another week of high-90 temps, which will really see crops growing. We have corn in this area from 3 inches to tasseling.
Some of our company this week is from California. We have planned a dairy farm, pig farm and deer farm visit for them. We hope to impart some accurate ag facts for them to take home. Ag education begins at home with family. Don’t miss an opportunity to share your farm story with others.
I hope you have a safe and happy Fourth of July. We are lucky to live in the USA. Until next time, be your best self and have a great week.