|The South Platte River at Hershey|
|The South Platte River at North Platte. I assume these numbers are to measure water and not weeds.|
|The North Platte River at North Platte|
Although Jake and I only have about 30 acres of corn, it is all located in central Nebraska and that is a good thing this year. It is doing well and being watered frequently by this water source. Although it did get a drink last night of 2 inches, thanks to God.
The girls and I checked the corn one afternoon while we were working at the feed yard last week. The crop seems to be doing better than last year with each ear having 16 rows around instead of 14 as it did last year. We will see how it yields as a total field. Did you know all ears of corn are made with an even number of rows around the cob? When I was little my grandpa said he would give us 100 dollars if we found an ear with an odd number of rows. Of course we looked for some genetic malfunction, but never found one.
Today Gail sent me this picture of the Platte River which is east of us 80 miles at Grand Island.