Country Roads

July has arrived and with it has come fireworks, camping, picnics, swimming, fresh garden products, family reunions, freezers of homemade ice cream, boating, fishing, county fairs and vacation trips.

Usually in this rural area July means checking cattle, baling alfalfa hay, spraying or digging thistles, cutting out cedar and locust trees from pastures, finishing the planting of milo and feeds, and finishing wheat harvest. This July wheat harvest around here is almost a “no go.” Lack of moisture caused for the wheat to be thin, short and not the hopeful “bin buster.” Weeds can be seen down the...


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