Friday, August 30, 2013

History and Agriculture

 We have passed this marker literally dozens of times.  Time to scrutinize it with more care.

 Seems that June 3 is the appropriate time to observe the anniversary of the organization of the county, so herewith we will remark the organization of Tipton County.
Our spin on the scooter took us through miles of corn and soybean fields.  The browning at the base of the plants is evidence of a soon-coming fall.  This field is quite typical of the corn in the area.  The tip of the fingers on my right hand is seven feet, eight inches from the ground.


Vee said...

Beautiful crop!

Grace said...

"The corn is as high as an elephant's eye,
An' it looks like its climbin' clear up to the sky." - That's the first thing that came to mind.

The second is: Why is there an 'end" date on the plaque - did Tipton cease to be organized in 1924?

Secondary Roads said...

I'm as corny as Indiana in August? Naw, it doesn't quite scan. In the field behind our barn, the neighbor's corn is about that high this year.

Shelly said...

My goodness- what a great corn crop!

vanilla said...

Vee, it is looking good so far. The next five or six weeks will tell the story.

Grace, those lines run through my head, too, and I see the stuff daily.
I wonder too about the marker. Makes it look like a tombstone. I think we're still "alive." Guess I should stop at the Historical Society and talk to someone.

Chuck, I have been doing some reading about plants per acre and ultimate yield. Some guys are even going from 30" rows to 12". That's just crazy, I think. But I've got no investment in either land or seed. Here's to the dark chocolate Almond Joy!

vanilla said...

Shelly, the potential for a fine crop is certainly there. Next five or six weeks will tell the tale!