Friday, July 14, 2017
We received 1.0 to 3.0 inches (25 to 76mm) of rain yesterday. It came in two hitches, one about 11 am and the other about 8pm. We were a bit disappointed at noon yesterday, for the home farm received a trace of rain, while the fields near Wheatland (4 miles away) received 2.75″. However, just before dusk, a good rain came through and gave us just about what we’d been requesting… happy, grateful farmers we are.
Today’s list includes some roadside spot spraying from the Gator. Brandon is preparing the ‘suntan machine’, our 1961 Allis-Chalmers D-15 tractor and tow-behind sprayer for a herbicide application on the woody species (willows and maples, etc.) along many of our ditch banks. We like to keep the ‘sprouts’ down, and allow only grass to grow on our ditch banks.
So, we are pleased today with the rain that came yesterday here in central and southeast Knox County, Indiana.
Next week is the Knox County Fair, Indiana’s oldest county fair.