I heard on the radio this morning that most of Indiana is approximately 4 inches below normal rainfall levels. cheapest viagra pricesrc=”http://foraging4aliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/0021-300×225.jpg” alt=”Dying Beans” width=”300″ height=”225″ />Make sure you check if you county is under a burn ban if you are planning a bonfire, campfire, or fireworks! http://www.in.gov/dhs/files/burn-ban/ We have a small chance of rain starting on Sunday. However, we’ve had many close calls in the past few weeks, that didn’t even settle the dust. Overall the crops I’m scouting look great! Early beans are in full bloom. You can read more here at our Crop Notes.
Right now we are taking steps to plan for not having anymore hay. We are not planting any sudangrass or soybeans as we originally planned. The seed will be picked
back up today. Jeremy talked to one neighbor about cutting and baling his corn. Everyone continues to talk about the drought of 1988. I honestly do not remember much about it, except for what the farmers I work with talk about. Thankfully with many farmers paying more attention to their soil health by no-tilling and using cover crops the grain fields should outlast longer than they in ’88. I just don’t know if it will be enough.
Since Jeremy has been running in many directions with equipment, the yard is looking like a used equipment lot! One hay mower had a major break down, so it wil be on the “lot” for a while.
The kids and I thoroughly enjoyed a visit from a friend from Oregon. She used to babysit Paul and Ruth and is one of my mentors. We mostly sat under the shade tree and chatted while the kids played on the swing set. We miss her now that she lives so far away! I’m working on a plan to squirrel away some funds to make a trip to the west coast!
A fun part of scouting, is finding arrowheads. The kids and I enjoy washing them up and adding them to our collection. I wonder
about the people who spent so much time on these simple tools. It is not without sadness that I find these small evidences of past peoples of our land. I only know that God will work everything for good. For now I hope finding them will help me to teach our children the importance of learning from our history as they grow.