Shaw & I spotted a Lightening bug in their back yard last week as we were sitting out on the porch. I’ve heard that some folks refer to them as"fire flies," but that doesn’t sound quite as nice to me. Anyhow, Momma usually said that following the Scissortail’s coming back, that Lighteningbug’s appearance was a show of summer being here. If you have happened to be paying any attention to the thermometer on the porch, then I’d say it’s a pretty safe bet. The weathermen have been saying that June is forecast for being a bit more dry, but I prefer to let them miss on that one as we will all take a rain anytime it falls upon us.
The wheat harvest has been progressing rather rapidly around the County the past couple of weeks, with some good yields and very decent bushel weights on reports we’ve been getting from the tests at the scales as well as the producers. I haven’t inquired as to the purity percentages, but most of the fields appear to be fairly clean of weeds, wild mustard, and oats. The price has dropped several percentage points the past few days, but that is pretty traditional as the harvest progresses. One would imagine that. It would probably be an opportune time to fill all the storage silo bins around the farms. I think several of the perennial wheat producers have usually stored at least enough for next season’s seed wheat. Some reports of the Wheat harvest from San Saba and surrounding areas seem to say that there are some record bu./acre yields this year, as well as some pretty heavy test weights. Guess we’ll have plenty bread to help feed the World the next couple of years. Maybe we could talk those big-City grain brokers into trading our wheat for oil.
Most of the Pecan producers have sort of settled into a mid-treatment lull, following the mystery dates of the 1st generation Casebearer spray applications. From the looks of the percentage of punctures, most would agree that we might have been better off with merely putting on a Zinc application and leave all the good bugs alone until later. I imagine that we’ll all be checking pretty close for the 2nd generation the first week or two of July. If it doesn’t rain pretty soon, the irrigation pumps will be kickin’ on to irrigate the orchards and bottoms. At least we have plenty of water going down the Rivers at present.
One would imagine that the Town will be pretty full this weekend what with all the Rodeo, Parade, & reunions lined up for a full fledged fiesta . From looking at the Chamber calendar, there will be a County team roping on Thurs. evening, regular Rodeo performances Fri. and Sat.evenings, and the Rodeo Parade is scheduled to commence around 10:00 a.m. on Sat. , starting there around the school grounds. If the calendar serves us right, this might also be a fine weekend for getting some lines baited in the San Saba and Colorado. The sign appears to be in the right phase, the Rivers have about settled down from recent rises, and there should be plenty bait available. Maybe Jarvis and Will might lend a hand toward these activities. Other than that, the Mayor and yrs. truly will be trying to take care of things out around————Harkeyville!!!!!!