~Never relax! It's only your tension that's holding you together.~
We've begun harvest which I shall use as an excuse for not stopping by your blog as oft as I should. Also county business has seen a bit more activity than normal. On that regard let me just say that if you're having trouble with attendance at county board meetings you need only have someone apply to put in a large hog confinement.
The final outcome of that wasn't as it should have been but board chairmen don't vote. If you begin disallowing certain farming practices in areas zoned for that purpose then it's hard to see where this might lead.
We've been picking corn. The corn we've been in was blown over by a late season wind. It makes for plenty of tension if you're the one running the combine. (I only run the combine on days when Nebraska is playing at home. My operator has season tickets.) The combine is moving forward whilst the crop appears to be coming toward you and also to the side. That sideways movement can get confusing and dizzying. It's also difficult to remain 'on the row.'
Normally the soybeans are harvested first but it's been very wet here. The beans themselves are dry enough but the head on the combine must slide or glide along the ground and it's the ground that hasn't been dry enough. We're going to give it a go today.