We plant corn to attract and feed deer during the fall and winter. When the snow is on, the deer are in the corn. One of our primary fields was in great shape and will be a sure bet this fall. As the local farmers say, it was “knee high by the fourth of July.” This may not be one of our strongest corn years. One of our primary fields was taken out of corn production and waiting for a fall cover crop. We will work it shortly and plant some buckwheat in preparation for a fall planting of tender, young greens. This will help counteract the heavy acorn crop we are expecting. A third corn field had been hit very heavily by deer, and was feeling the effects of our extended dry spell. We decided to add some turnips to the struggling corn in this field. We may see some corn, but we now have turnips to back our initial corn planting up.