Saturday, May 03, 2008
Has been quite a week, light showers about every other day, makes the corn planting a real challenge. Did get one farm done, the smallest, 65 acres, but that's a start. It's my driest farm, have it tilled every 100 feet. Tried to start early this morning but more rain. Oh well the joy's of being a farmer.
We will be going to our 1st.GS wedding Fri. an Sat. in Ind. sure hope I have the corn planted if not , were gone.
We went to the Elks dance the other night. Sure nice to go places other than the nursing home where everyone is older than us. It tells me dancing is very good for your health, although I was sure tempted to go around and hand out my Spark cards. I didn't see anyone dancing with there air tanks but a couple were sucking on them when they sat down. Sure love that dancing, glad the GLBH makes me go.
Always have been a local history buff. Pumped ole people for information, someone has to keep "history alive". I looked around one day and realized I was the last "ole guy standing". Now it's up to me to keep the past history alive.
Old age is great, you can forget peoples name and they think nothing of it.
I just love this Sprinkle web site, Chris your awesome!
Don't forget to Bloom where Your planted!
Thank you Lord, see you in church tomorrow?
I almost forgot the big news, I stayed the same weight for the week.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
GLBH and I discussed at noon what to have for dinner. Always like to eat leftovers so as not to go "bad" I suggested hot dogs that I remembered grilling this week. I went to the east farm to work in the machine shed during another rainy , windy and gloomy day, in fact the whole week has been this way delaying our corn planting days. I thought we needed a "pick us upper' How about asking the GLBH for a date tonight? It was worth a try, although sometimes my last minute ideas fall like a ton on rocks. Put my tools away and headed home in light rain with high expectations. Came in the house earlier than usual and asked the GLBH "how about a date tonight honey"? She said she just stirred up a batch of cookies and they have to be baked, I responded we could go after that, I had to get cleaned up and when your old that takes awhile. She says where we going? I say we have those coupons for BK that are about to expire and then I thought we could go to Farm and Fleet to pick up a few things, I know how she loves to go there, some times she hides from me in there, she's short, and I have to call her on her cell phone to get her to come out from her hiding, sorry for digressing . Everything was going to my plan until on the way to town asked GLBH if she had the Burger King coupons? She said, Oh I forgot them, I knew right then she pulled a fast on me. she says, I guess we'll have to eat at Culver's her favorite , she hates BK. What a date!
Going to #10 GS B. S. Warner second birthday party tomorrow, so wrote a day early. There is a story that needs to told about his name, another time another story.
I know your going to hate me, I lost a lbs. this week, sometimes this maintaining is hard.
Have a super week and I hope I wake up on the right side of dirt. Skeeter
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Some days, weeks and even months seem the same, that describes this past week. rained some, wind blows your hair piece off, but not dry enough to get in the fields. Did do the garden and GLBH put in onions and radishes. Worked on yard bringing in dirt from field to fill in bad spots. Made a management decision to to hire Tru Green to treat our lawn this summer. In the 50 years our lawn never looked this bad, GRUBS. If you never take any of advice seriously please do now. Treat your lawn for Grubs early summer. They get in the soil and the skunks dig and root for them making one "heck " farmer term ,of a looking lawn. We reseeded last fall and again this late winter. Does look some better but not like we want it.
Now for the good news, I lost a couple lbs. this week, I suppose the next thing is I'll become anorexic.
Have a good week and I hope to do the same. Sparks is great!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
You know your living in the mid west when you can go from snow one morning to bright sun the next. Course it's still 31 this A. M. but this bright sun will worm us up somewhat.
Ah Shucks is a technical farm term, used when things have not gone as planned. It comes from when we used to have ear corn storage on the farm. It is the outer part of an ear of corn. Big corn sheller on a truck frame would come to your farm and you would have to feed ears of corn into the sheller to shell the corn from the cob, leaving corn on trucks or wagons and cobs and schucks on the ground. Schucks and cobs were used for bedding, burn in stoves to heat the house and water tanks so livestock could get water in the winter. Cobs were also used for a few other projects that I better not get into here. While shelling out of the corn cribs the rats would run wild, was always advised to tie bale twine around pant legs so they would not run up your legs, I never had this happen to me but saw it happen to my Dad when I was a kid and later to my nephew, that's probably why I always "tied my legs". This is the feeling I had when I weighed in this morning, AH SCHUCKS, I gained 2 lbs. I'm not known for telling a short story, sorry about that, this "old duffers" mind just had to reflect on the past.
This week will be a good one, sun shinning, will get to the 70's and some field drying might take place.
Life is great and so is Sparks!
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Wow what an exciting week. Started the week by being reminded how it was to be, let's say "over weight". Had to drive my old cab-less tractor over 8 miles in freezing weather. I put on all kinds of layered clothes, topped off with a snowmobile suit and helmet. As I walked past doorways bumped the sides and when walking, more like a waddle, to trying to pull myself up onto the narrow opening on the tractor. All that was missing was the two thirty lbs. bags of bird seed on my shoulders, try that for a day and see if you want to go back to the "good ole days".
The weather in Northern Ill. is finally turning to some beautiful days. It is sorta like this "life style change" thing, you have many long and disappointing days, but you hang in there and all of a sudden, great news, you do see progress.
Took about a 600 mile round trip yesterday to Ind. for a shower for 1st. GS's future wife. Sure glad we could go, by time the last GK gets married will be luckey if we could go, something like being tooooooo old. I had a nice time with #3 son and !st. GS and #5,GS. Always nice to see family . The shower went real well too, The rumor was started that a male stripper was going to show up, let me tell you there was some real disappointed looks on their face's when he was a no show. Must have been just a rumor, I wonder who started that? It just goes to show you, women can have a good time even without the star attraction.
Sun is shining temp. going up,I guess spring is acomming.
My weight stayed at my goal another week, sure can tell I'm doing more physical work, down on the farm, cause I ate like a pig this week.
Life is great, have a good week.
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