Monday, November 23, 2009


If you have the time, please stop by my latest column over at the Midwest Producer Magazine. We could use the 'clicks' if you have the time to look around the site for a while.
I hope your Thanksgiving Day will be filled with the gratitude due our Creator.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The 2009 Crop Year Has Been Put To Bed

As of yesterday, Nov 22nd, it was officially too late to be picking corn.
We do still have everything full of corn. Examples would be the semi, the straight truck, the combine, and the auger wagon. But it's all inside buildings so not to worry. At least we're done.
The corn harvest was a record breaker in this area due to the copious amount of rainfall throughout the summer.
The soybean yields were also above average.
The planting was timely. The early growth was excellent. The early harvest period was tedious because the crops wouldn't dry down in the field.
We finally wore the growing season out.
I need 10 days of dry weather for field work. (which we probably won't get)
We have important folks coming for lunch on Thursday so we might just take the whole darned day off.
If ths seems like a dumb post...remember who wrote it and keep in mind it's really a diary entry for my future reference.
But best of all, Marilyn has laid in a supply of whipping cream.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Practice, Practice, Practice!

From Hudson I've learned that if you want to be able to have great facial expressions...You'll need to practice.