is here. Our custom cutters from Oklahoma arrive today. So far
in test cutting test weights of wheat have been light. A bushel
of wheat normally weighs 60 lbs. But if you have very dry weather
the wheat berries can dry early even shriveling. We have had
a very dry spring. In May we normally receive 3" of rain. We
only got an inch. And in June so far we have received trace
amounts. This harvest looks like it will be average yields or
now, second son Tanner is on a tractor doing fieldwork, which
means plowing the ground to kill weeds. Third son Layton is
taking a nap as he was out late and on the tractor most of today.
Daughter, Marit who will be in 5th grade, is reading or else
checking the kittens. One kitten fell in the horse tank last
night and nearly drowned. Fortunately my husband heard it crying
and rescued it. Marit warmed it as it was shivering cold plus
gave it some milk. It seems to be fine now.
news in our house is that Vance, the farmer has decided to run
for state representative from our district which includes several
counties. We were even in a parade last Saturday! It was neat.
Tuesday, the Kansas Crop Improvement Association inspector examined
our seed wheat and triticale. It passed with flying colors but
yields will be down from previous years. Regular wheat that
goes to grain elevator storage does not need inspection. But
we sell wheat that is also for seed for farmers to plant this
fall so it must be the best--no noxious weeds or offtypes. Last
week Tanner and Layton spent most of the week on mules roguing
our wheat or pulling the offtypes.