My good friend Ralph wrote me a while back with the idea of Blogstock '08. While I have no doubt that this will happen, we have yet to set a date. I'll be in the company of the Campbells in July for a very important wedding. I'm sure that the subject might come up and so we may have news for you after that, near the end of July.
The concept is well explained by Ralph but mostly means we would have a get together of bloggers here at the farm. I think if you read here regularly but don't comment you are still a blogger. (perhaps a lurkger or a blogker would be a good term) and eligible to be included. Besides, we have some local folks who read my blog and ask me things about you like "What's the deal with..." or "Is _____ blank out of her mind?" To which I have answers like "I don't know, maybe alcohol is involved," or "yes." Anyway, most would be included, we can simply throw the undesirables out on their 'bluts' (a blut is what a blogger sits on while typing. Okay I made that up) after they get here.
At any rate, we have spring, summer, or fall to choose from. Each has an up and a down side here in Nebraska. Winter will be ruled out by me as I plan on visiting you guys in the winter. Or at least the 'you guys' who occasionlly do things like play golf near your homes in January and February. I'm not that avid of a golfer, I'm just looking for that kind of weather.
If you have a season of preference for Blogstock 08, you can mention it to me. The date will be hard to set.
We'll cook and eat some dead plants and animals, visit, and generally have a really good time. I'll bake a cake. Oh yeah, you'll be able to take your own 'View From My Porch.'
Now, I have irrigation pipe to lay and a big riding lawnmower to reassemble. The latter is a long story but suffice it to say I should have loaded the thing on my trailer when it was still moving under it's own power and taken it to the dealer where parts are available. Little, tiny parts. Like gaskets, heads, hoses, valves, springs, bolts, nuts, and on and on. If my next blog is about me mowing the yard, it will be a miracle of Biblical proportions. It will likely be of me hooking three log chains onto a lawnmower and lifting it with my John Deere and loader onto a trailer and finding a JD dealer. I swear if they smile at me the wrong way they'll have a head gasket crosswise in a place they don't want a crosswise head gasket.