A little progress

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Where did this month go?  There’s an old saying, “there’s nothing so rare as a day in June.”  I think that’s quite true.

The crops are showing some progress.

Soybeans at home, planted April 16. Certainly 'knee high' a few days ahead of the 4th.

Soybeans at home, planted April 16. Certainly ‘knee high’ a few days ahead of the 4th.

Corn at the Roberson farm. Planted April 18.

Corn at the Roberson farm. Planted April 18.

A few of these tassels are beginning to emerge. Sweet aroma will arrive soon!

A few of these tassels are beginning to emerge. Sweet aroma will arrive soon!

Even the latest-planted soybeans are making good progress!

Even the latest-planted (replanted, really) soybeans are making good progress!  Hurry, little beans–you have a lot of growing to do before frost!

I went out with the bush hog yesterday afternoon and this morning.  It certainly cleans up the appearance of your fields to mow along the roadsides.  I can mow waterways and riparian strips beginning July 1.

Mowing the lane at Huey to clean up the appearance

Looking across the nose of the JD 7130 tractor, we are mowing the lane at Huey to clean up the appearance.

This old bush hog has been many miles, but replacement blades make it cut like new!

This old bush hog has been many miles, but replacement blades make it cut like new!

Brandon has the white Mack truck, Vanna, in the shop today for a wash job.  He finished delivering the last load of corn to market yesterday, so now we are officially and completely MT (empty) of 2015 grain.

A wash job in progress on this Mack truck-- we call it Vanna-- for the obvious reason.

A wash job in progress on this Mack truck– we call it Vanna– for the obvious reason.

We got word yesterday that our BIL John Hobson will be one of the torch bearers for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay.  He will participate near his home in Ohio County.  This relay is one of many  big events to celebrate the 200th birthday of Indiana.  The torch was crafted at Purdue University, and will travel over 2000 miles across Indiana, and pass through each of the 92 counties.  John will be carrying the beautiful symbol of our state on September 17.   I’m eager to see the torch pass through Knox County, and we hope to see John bearing it in Ohio County!

Have a great Independence Day!

 

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