Hello from the Great Indiana Desert!
We are on our 24th day without any measurable rainfall in Indianapolis, and the total rainfall for the month of June thus far is a whopping 0.05". To put this in perspective, the previous record for the driest June in the Circle City was the horrible Drought of '88, which saw only .36" for the month and a 21-day rainless streak.
So it looks like we're on pace to shatter that record. Combine that with daily highs that are scheduled to flirt with triple digits the next couple days, and the corn would be popping off the cobs out in the fields, if it had enough moisture to pop, which it doesn't. On a perhaps related note, corn futures jumped thirty cents on the CBOT yesterday.
BONUS!: The patriotic State of Indiana has a state fireworks preemption law. Hoosiers may not be prevented by local ordnance from explosively celebrating the independence of our great nation between the 29th of June and the 9th of July. Even in a tinderbox.
As a good Wookie-suiter, this is where I have to trust the good sense of my neighbors. (And stand-to with a fire extinguisher on the night of the Fourth, because if good sense were dynamite, most folks wouldn't have enough to blow their nose, it seems.)