Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The 2008 Soybean Harvest...

for this farm is now history. I had a meeting late this afternoon and so two of my brothers finished it up in my absence. The results for the entire harvest haven't been tabulated yet but the words 'pretty darned average yields' will doubtless be used somewhere in the final description.
I talked with Ralph a bit ago. We began talking politics as we are want to do on occasion and I told him I thought that this election was like trying to decide which you would rather have. Your stomach pumped or an enema. He replied, "That's right Cliff, either way we get hosed and it's going to end up hurting a lot."
Our country needed a President who could grade in the 95 to 100 percentile in leadership and we will end up with a 30 to 40 percenter either way. Hurry up 2012!

17 comments:

Shannon said...

Amen and amen about the election. The only thing to look forward to, is NC and Virginia are swing vote states this year.
Our soybeans are just starting to turn, still harvesting corn here. It just KEEPS ON RAINING!!! And the market prices keep on falling.

Gette said...

I had just enough coffee to snort it up my nose at that analogy. You guys are dangerous...

Ralph said...

Well, on the positive side - the beans are done. This year there are a lot of hard decisions on the election ballot - at least here.
Ralph

bobbie said...

I sure wish we could vote that Forest and Farm ticket that Ralph talked about.

possum said...

Soybeans here are just starting to change color... a winter harvest...
They are burning the tomatoes - gosh I hate to smell that... burned plastic, burned plants...
Do they grown stuff in rows of plastic out your way?

nora said...

Congratulations on finishing the beans.
And to parrot Shannon, Amen, brother, Amen.

Lucy Stern said...

Glad the soybean crop is in.....Hopefully you get a good price for you crop.

I hope the country lasts till 2012! This time around is a matter of choosing between the better of two evils.

Shannon said...

Tried to answer your question on my comments. Check it out.

Janell said...

Yes, I'm hoping that no matter what happens this year in 2012 we can vote for Sarah Palin.

Congrats on getting the soybeans done.

Marla said...

I don't know anything about beans, but I am harvesting eggplant, peppers and tomatoes!

Shannon said...

It is an online forum where farmers can talk to each other, post pics, and ask questions.

Jim said...

Hi Cliff, I hope 2012 isn't too late! I've been saying all along that neither candidate or the dead duck incumbent seemed to worry a bit about our economy.
I have no suggestions for 2012 either, Palin might get a chance to prove herself. McCain will want to run again.
Clinton to the rescue, Reagan could have fixed it?

My solution is to 'nationalize' all foreign investments and debt like Venzuela did. At the this time we don't own much more than 50% of our country, maybe not even half.
You can see I would not be acceptable for pres.
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I hope the Huskers 'regroup' here in the second half!
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EV said...

Beans and the election, I like the symmetry. I fear we are in a tail spin and too busy pointing fingers to realize "we" are reaping what "we" sowed. Time for an altitude check.

Rachel said...

Glad the soybean harvest is finished and the yields are good!

It's pitiful what we have running in this election. Just pitiful. How come they have 50 people that run for Miss America and only 2 for president? I think we need something better to pick from!

Flip Flop Momma said...

I know what u mean about the election..

im scared by the time 2012 gets here, it might be way 2 late..

but i think i would rather have a tooth pulled then an enema or my stomach pumped, but if i got my stomach pumped, i might loss a couple pounds..

hell even with an enema..

either way..i hope the 5 pounds goes quickly.

Miki said...

I know what you mean about the election, we call it "the lesser of two evils." I just wish that there would be a strong commanding leader for us. I will be watching "our" debate, here on Long Island. My hubby will be taking the long way home tonite, his regular route is subject to closure and most of it will be as he goes right by Hofstra University, in a commercial vehicle. Glad to hear that your harvest is done, here's hoping for BETTER than average yeild!

Jamie Dawn said...

The McPalin ticket has my vote, but boy oh boy, Fred Thompson or Huckabee sound really good about now.

LOVE Ralph's "hosed" comment. He's right.

God bless America! We need all the blessing we can get!!