October 2. Ag Network Breakfast. Friendly Hills Grange. 8:00 AM.
November 6. Ag Network Breakfast. Friendly Hills Grange. 8:00 AM.
November 13. Beef Quality Assurance @ Muskingum Livestock. 7:00 PM.
December 18. Beef Quality Assurance @ Muskingum Livestock. 7:00 PM.
Warm and Wet October Expected
“Overall, temperatures the first two weeks of October will average 5-15F above normal with the last two weeks 0-4F above normal.
Rainfall will average 1-4 inches the first half of October. The 1 inch will be in southern Ohio and the 4 inches would likely be in the north part of the state. Normal is 1-1.5 inches for two weeks.”
From C.O.R.N Newsletter, 2018-33
Rain was heavy in the area during the first half of last week. Grain harvest activities were paused, river levels came up, and there was certainly some standing water hidden under the crop canopies. I noticed very little activity for several days but hopefully this string of drier weather has been in someone’s favor.
On another note, I have squished several wooly bear caterpillars with my vehicle tires. Legend would have us believe that the width of the orange stripe on the caterpillar can predict winter. But, that has more to do with history than future. The amount of black on the caterpillar has been shown to be connected to how long the caterpillar has been feeding and the moisture levels in the area where the caterpillar developed. This legend originated in colonial American folklore and became popularized in 1948 when an entomologist went to a mountain in New York and took a journalist with him to tell the story. This small study only involved 15 caterpillars. Can 15 caterpillars predict the future?