The Optimist Has Left the Building
Thursday 1st of September 2011 07:55 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
Even a died-in-the-wool optimist has to face facts at some point. Randy fought the good fight. He kept insisting that milo is a hearty crop. With a timely rain or two, we might still have a crop.
But the Drought of 2011 had different ideas. Today we are expected to surpass a record set back in 1936, when the thermometer met or topped the 100-degree mark 50 times. It took us 75 years to tie the record. Somehow I don't think anyone will have a party for breaking the record today. (Unless the beverage of our choice - rain water - could be served. Then we might throw a party.)
There are a few heads of milo that beat the odds and made a little grain. Compare this year's field ..