On a very hot day in early June we went to the Dilts' farm to participate in soybean planting. The previous year's harvest was corn. Thousands of seeds were planted per hour, as the tractor drove slow and straight over each row.
Everything was coated in thick dust from the dry rows. Underneath the dry topsoil the ground was very wet. The heat and humidity rose thickly upwards in waves.
We understood what it meant to be patient as Mr. Dilts carefully drove the tractor back and forth over the long and straight rows.
The ground was littered with last year's corn crop.