What will I be doing 6 weeks from now? If you believe old wives' tales - or, in this case, old farmers' tales - we'll be starting to harvest the 2012 wheat crop. Harvest is supposed to arrive 6 weeks from the time the wheat heads.
That would put the start of harvest sometime in the last week of May. May? For wheat harvest? We'll see.
Last year, our wheat headed around May 2 and we finished harvest on June 22. (I thought that was early!) In 2010, the wheat headed May 5 or thereabouts, and we finished harvest on June 25.
We'd like to order a nice rainfall right about now, just in time for the wheat heads to fill. We'll take that rain without hail or tornadoes or drama please - just a nice, gentle, soaking rain.
We had a crop consultant look at the wheat fields on Easter Sunday, April 8.
See? She even wore her denim overall jumper for her job as Grandpa's chief wheat scout.
Kinley is not revealing when she thinks harvest might start.