week, but rain showers failed to show up in our nearby area of Illinois.
Meanwhile, parched fields of corn continue to suffer, with little hope of
recovery. This week's photo, above, of an Illinois field between Lebanon and Trenton,
east of St. Louis, shows corn stalks that are stunted, cobs that are not
developed inside their husks, and dry earth that is cracking. The drought has
devastated the corn crop, as I discussed in my last blog post. Are the soybeans
more drought tolerant? They, too, are looking in need of some significant rains.
Keep praying for the farmers.