Thursday, July 25, 2013


Wow.  No rain yet!  It goes, east, north, south...  If the wind decides to blow, it's going to be pretty wicked, as thick as the dust is.  Below is a photo of some cows keeping cool.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Stuck Again!

While spraying yesterday, Lynn found a wet spot by a well.  He was keeping an eye on the well and didn't see this.  Hard to believe a few feet away it's dry as a bone!

It pulled out rather easily.

Hoped for rain to settle this ground.  Bah!  Resorting to sprinkling.

Friday, July 19, 2013


Alarm went off at 2:30 AM.  They loaded hogs at 3:00 this morning.  I got up and was going to go take pictures of them and realized my van was being repaired, so happily I slinked back to bed.... 

(The hogs go out early like that when it's really hot as the trip is too hard on them in the daytime.)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summertime, Summertime, Sweet, Sweet Summertime!

Pretty hot, dry, and humid these days.  We could use some rain.  Go figure!  Yesterday was spraying and today is hauling corn to the ethanol plant.  Lucky Lynn gets to be president of the Poet board again, so he spent some time down there (Coon Rapids) as New Holland was doing a preview of their new machinery there.  They support ethanol and are giving a kickback for buyers who sell corn to the plants.  Hooray!

  Second cousin's husband got his foot in one of these last month.  Never a good thing!


New shed is going in here.  I hope to put prairie grasses and wildflowers north of it.

Creative use of an old auger!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Some days....

are like that!  Kelly lost his hydraulic fluid in the tractor on the way to mow hay.  Got the tractor going again and told me to wait while he made one round.  10 yards later, he tangled up a telephone wire that was laying on the ground for some ungodly reason, tangled it up in the mower.  Lynn had to help with getting that all out.  Hour later he comes back with the mower that fell through the flatbed we haul it on.  bah!