So...it's July 4th...already!
Both of our kids are away this week...Eric's in Phoenix with the youth group, and Jenna is away at camp. I think they've both been experiencing some extreme weather. The heat in Phoenix is incredible...and the rain at camp has been plentiful... but hopefully neither have been bad enough to make their experiences any less fun.
With the kids away all week, that means Jim and I are doing the farm work without them. Lucky for them, they missed this part...a Fourth of July Week tradition of walking the cornfields...
Every year at this time, we don our long sleeved shirts and walk through the cornfields, checking for weeds. We wear long sleeves because we have to walk with our arms up, in order to keep the leaves from cutting us in the face. The edges of those leaves are sharp, and I've learned the hard way, that no matter how hot it is, long sleeves are a must!
We don't walk down every row, but split each field into sections, checking for pickle vine, thistles, and thick grass. This field looks great!
In fact, this was the most unusual thing that I found ...
...and I guess we won't spray it. :) Murphy trotted along with me the whole way!
Despite all the wet weather that we've had, the fields look pretty good this year. Jim is finishing up the last few fields this afternoon, while I can my green beans. He will then decide if we need the hi crop sprayer...or not. Then after milking, we're off to celebrate the Fourth with some friends.
How are you celebrating today?