famous old Hoover Hall once more. It's a great place for "an old fashioned Christmas."
Who in the world is First Choice? First Choice, or 1st Choice as they write it, is a smaller but growing seed company out of eastern Indiana. We went with Mark Denzler and crew with most of our seed purchase when Leon Bird decided to merge his seed business with them so he could focus on the inoculant and cover crop business.
It was good to see Rob and DeeDee and many of our friends. I got to meet some new people too as the hall was full the 2 hours we were there. Farmers are talking about seed, the weather, and just how you farm. Nothing new about that.
I never got to talk about the 1st Choice wheat seed we have growing by the house with Tillage Radish sprinkled across it. I did get to talk to Kevin Walker next to me about how our 695, 805 and 835 corn turned out. These are fuller season hybrids that performed pretty well through the extremes of 2012.
My phone has rang all week and yesterday was no exception. It is dead now and the charger is in the truck at another location. I will get it up and running again today. It's funny if I do a few different things and write about them my phone "rings off the hook."
Our spirits were dampened on the way to the party though when LuAnn's oldest called. She was very upset about the shootings in Connecticut. They have a kindergartner as well as another child and something like this scares you to death. You are shocked, stunned, angered and deeply disturbed when innocent children are killed. Yet abortion goes on every day like nothing happened. I guess the results are not as graphic.
So Christmas took a hit yesterday, a big hit. When are we going to wake up? Even if we have we feel helpless to help others. Don't keep Christ out of Christmas. Do something nice for someone else. Do the unexpected and don't let them know it happened. Let them figure it out.
Some people are very sick, lost and confused. Don't let that happen to yourself or someone you care about. Remember that Cain killed his brother Abel and this has been going on for a long, long time. You and I don't have to participate in evil but we must participate in Good.
"It's The Reason For The Season."