While the fruit growers here in Parker County face a bleak harvest for 2013, livestock producers and gardeners like me still have time to make a crop. Everything will be a bit late, but hopefully we can rebound from an inauspicious beginning. However, I fear that unless I replant, my sweet corn is going to be a complete loss. It’s been planted for two months, and it is only 4 inches tall. Having been frost bitten or frozen 16 times since planting, I’m surprised it’s still alive. If I can just grow a few tomatoes, I’d be a lot less grouchy.
If I recall correctly, I think it was Al Gore’s great-great grandfather who “invented” hair spray in 1817, which destroyed the ozone layer, started global warming, and enabled the country to recover from the calamitous “Year Without a Summer,” 1816. Hey Al, it just might work again. By golly, I’m ready.
Larry M. Jones is a retired Navy commander and aviator who raises cattle and hay in the Brock/Lazy Bend part of Parker County. Comments may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.