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Pete Tekampe

is one of four original Cropwatchers still on the job and farms near Grayslake in Lake County.


Got an inch and three quarters of rain Monday and another half-inch Wednesday, but the ground is still saturated from the previous week's rain. No corn or beans have been harvested in Lake County for two weeks. About 20 percent of the beans are cut and hardly any corn. Squaw Creek is almost over its banks. Grass in the pasture is growing, and the cows are loving it. Remember, patience is a virtue, and be safe.


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We had two rain events last week for a total of .6 of an inch. Some beans have been cut, but most are green around the former wet spots which are going away. Some corn has been cut, and silage is done. I hope to start beans this week. Be safe.