This is Katy writing this week.
The Leonard clan spent last week on a well-deserved family vacation. Before we left, we received approximately .2″ of rain, and while we were gone another .2″ was received. The small amount of rain gave the soybeans a little growth, but they still have a long ways to go to make very much of a harvest.
When we arrived home, field scouting was done through the soybeans only to discover blister beetles have moved into some of the fields. Therefore, spraying was begun to rid these pest from the fields.
We quickly also discovered a very early corn harvest is upon us. So, we quickly started working on the combine and corn header to get them ready. On friday, we began corn harvest. With the temperature in the 100s, it is been hard to cut very much during the day due to the risk of over-heating the engiens of the machinery.