Lizzie & all...I agree, this has been the worst summer I can remember here in SE Indiana. The corn is about 3 ft tall, with tassels, but no ears and/or silks to catch the pollen. The bottom of the stalks are yellow to brown, dried up. The heat is ungodly. Probably that's why Tom & all of us are talking about frying!!! As I speak, at 10:20 PM, it is still 81 degrees F. Muggy, with extreme humidity. My cats lie on the bare kitchen floor, or keep their heads on metal strips between rooms. A couple of them lie in the bathtub, as the porcelain is coolish.
Also, off the subject again, this is the very first time I've opened this site up in Mozilla Firefox. So far, all is good. I tried to type in BBC news.co.uk addie, but this also was denied to me. What a weird problem with the computer!!!
My step-grandson, Matthew, who's a farm hand, says that likely most of the farmers will chop the corn down, & then age it & put it into silage, as feed for the cows. No real corn kernels as yet. I did see a healthy soybean crop today, in coming back from Cincinnati, but not sure now, if it was in Indiana. Just the ramblings of a hot "mama"...HA!!!!! Joan