Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth

A happy fourth of July to you all! Today lots of cities have festivals and celebrations on limited budgets but some didn't make it.

We used to go to Sardinia's Founder's Day celebration but this year they aren't having it because they still have unpaid bills from last year's. Blanchester is having a small celebration for the local folks but it has been bigger in than past.

I guess we are lucky to have any celebration with the economy and the debt load this country is carrying.

Most of the wheat is off around here and planted into double crop soybeans. It is hot and muggy and I hope it brings a good shower. It's pretty unbearable outside and the air conditioner ran all night and the thermostat is set at 74 degrees.

We have plenty to do inside as I have my IRM project to work on while trying to help LuAnn with her church festival booth project. We both need to contact a lot of farmers and businesses in the next few weeks.

We were cooped inside for most of the spring with all the rain and would rather be outside as much as possible. The crops are growing pretty fast with all the summer heat but now we need rain showers to help them catch up a little bit.

The weeds are ahead of the race as usual so there is a lot of hoeing and tilling to be done in gardens and spraying and fertilizing to be done to the field crops. Some corn is not knee high but some is waist high so it varies a good bit in the region but it is all far behind last year's progress at this time.

Today I thank all the soldiers who have kept us free, sometimes I think the freedom to do the wrong thing but it's still a great country and all we have. It is much to be thankful for.

Happy Fourth of July,

Ed Winkle


  1. Modern crops are so far ahead of the old ones that you rarely hear the old "knee-high by the Fourth of July" anymore. Hope you have a nice Fourth and a great yield!

  2. Thanks for the reminder, I needed that. An early frost would still wreck things though and you know how unusual these weather patterns are.

    Had a great fourth, took Sable to the parade and the sirens didn't kill her, took her to fireworks and she wasn't phased by them either. She got more compliments than either one of us, LOL.