From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Wheat Looks Good in Christian County, KY

Life in Christian County, Kentucky... The Rural Life...



Wheat field in Christian County, KY

I'm glad to report that the wheat fields in Christian County are looking good despite the frost damage a little over a month ago. I think the varieties in some fields had not yet developed enough to be damaged by frost.

Also, my brother explained to me that wheat will send out extra shoots if the main grain head is frost damaged. These shoots will produce wheat also. The quantity of grain per acre will be down a little, but there can still be a crop.

At any rate, it's good to see many wheat fields looking lush, green, and healthy. The frost-withered leaf blades are still there, but they've been covered over by new growth.

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