Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What's Knee-High by the 4th of July?

If you know the answer to that question, you're probably from the midwest. It's corn of course. Legend has it that if the corn grows to knee-high by the July 4th the farmer will have a good season.

For the first time in many years, it's not true in a lot of places around our home in Springfield. Like across the street - see above or the background. But given the advances in farming lately, the knee-high rule has been literally a joke. In years with typical spring rainfall, shoulder-high by the fourth has been a better rule.

I'll be curious to see how this year's crop finishes.