You guys. It’s July. Whoa. We’re moving right through summer, even though it doesn’t feel like it. You see, we don’t have air conditioning, so I’m grateful for the mild summer weather we’re having. Right now, having my windows open actually feels like air conditioning! H and I even woke up this morning with scratchy throats because it got so cool overnight. We could, however, do with a little less rain. Seriously, you guys, I haven’t mowed my yard in three weeks. At this point, I need to just windrow and bale it. That is, if it dries out long enough to actually do that.
Anyway, on to the Weekly Round Up:
- You guys, it’s almost that most magical time of year where there’s delicious food on a stick and anytime you eat something terrible the calories don’t count. I’m talking about State Fair. And speaking of delicious fair food, check out this article from the Des Moines Register which talks about the big business of fair food — and the awesome stuff slated for this year’s Iowa State Fair. Can I go please? Mmmmmm, makes me want one of the Illinois State Fair milkshakes from the junior barn…
- And speaking of fairs, this, because it’s awesome.
- Do you love awesomely bad fashion? How about awesomely bad fashion from the ’80s and ’90s? Believe it or not, we all fall victim to it — especially those of us showing livestock. Ranch House Designs highlights some awesomely bad beef show attire, but trust me when I say, it happens to all of us. If you can’t tell, that’s a red felt hat, red jeans and a tuxedo shirt with red roses that I’m wearing. Whatever, at least I matched my nifty little wagon and pony.
- Check out this story about technology on the farm and how farmers are utilizing it. Pretty awesome, especially since I know some of the folks working on this technology.
- And this because, well, how could I not?
- Finally, this post from Alarm Clock Wars. It talks about sweet corn of a GMO variety, and the need to manage weeds. It’s short, sweet and to the point, and pretty interesting if you aren’t familiar with how Round Up or GMOs work.