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The Corn is as High as an Elephant's Eye

The market gardens and high tunnels are looking good, even as hot as it has been. Night time temperatures during the month of June were running about 10 degrees above normal and we certainly had sufficient rainfall. Unfortunately, that wasn't good weather for strawberry production and the season was disappointingly short. But the good news is that we are getting blueberries and dark sweet cherries extra early.

The field crops are looking good, too. In fact, the corn started shooting tassels on July 2nd. We can't remember ever having the corn so far along as it is this year. At the farmers market people are always saying something about the corn being knee high by the 4th of July, and I try to explain that we hope it's more like head high! This year it is more like the saying "high as an elephants eye". But then there aren't many elephants around here to use as a measure!

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