Saturday, July 23, 2011


It is miserablly hot here again this morning. I hope we can make it through another day. It looks like this ridge is here to stay this summer and just hope for some rain and reprieve from the heat every now and then.

We have been blessed to get enough rain with our heat to keep the crops growing. It is so hot I think people are driving around in their cars just to try and get away from the heat.

We are back from the Clark County Fair. I was soaked from standing in the heat and judging crops and produce. Entries were down but quality was good. I love judging county fair displays.

I always get to teach a little of what I have learned over 40 years of working in the ag teaching industry. It's been a great career for me, one that fits me pretty well. One exhibitor wondered if there were any books or courses on the subject and I directed the committee to have him do a Google search on the subject as there are some guides and classes out there but they are not highly visible.

It's mainly hand's on study and learning and applying it as I have done. When people like your work, the word gets around and you get more requests to judge.

It is thundering but I don't see any raindrops. Thunder is music for summer heat on crops but rain is visual and physical therapy.



  1. I've heard a lot of the grain producing states are suffering from the heat. We had a short spell of it here earlier this week but gone to the other extreme today. About 35 degrees cooler than a few days ago. Extreme conditions seem to be the rule.

  2. Yes Ralph and I believe we are in a few decades of this and that's why the global warming debate has been going on for some time.

    We got another tenth to keep the crop growing and that is good to keep the plant energy up to tap into that huge reserve of water we built up this winter.