The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.


Greetings to ever one in western Illinois and all readers of The Quill.

I'm a hope'n ever one is satisfied with our last rain. Some folk had over 1 inch and others around .6.

It's enough to green up the grass and get a good start on make'n things look pretty once again.

It's Officially Autumn

Most folk has finish cutt'n silage fer winter needs. Some is a think'n on one last quick cutt'n of hay to make up fer that what was lost from heavy rains last spring.

Some corn has been harvested and I've heard reported yields from as low as 90 bushels per acre to as high as 276 bushel per acre. The low yields are be'n blamed on poor GMO root worm control, even though additional insecticide was applied with the planter. Poor root mass, as a result of insect damage, along with prolonged dryness, is not a good combination fer satisfactory yields.

I'm told the seed company with poor GMO root worm controlled has offered to provide reimbursement seed fer next cropp'n year. The question is just how much seed can a person plant to make up fer those kind of yield losses. A feller could run outta land to use it on. Besides, if free seeds next year results once again in poor yields, is that any kind of compensation. Catch me once and hold you responsible. Catch me twice and blame meself fer repeat'n the mistake.

The Wit of Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller had some interest'n humor. Hows about I share some of it with youn's as follows:

Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age.

Well so much fer Phyllis Diller. She has some interest'n thoughts.

Be thankful fer your many Bless'ns and I'm a hope'n to see ya all in church this week.

Keep on Smilen

Catch ya Later