Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Casino here on the Iowa River is a good location. As I was getting near, I drove into Washington County where I first learned to improve my notill practices 13 years ago! I called my friends here but they are as busy as I am. I hope we can meet before I head for home.
I got an email asking for help and it turns out the farmer is on the way home in central Illinois. I have an appointment to meet them and see if I can offer any suggestions to their operation and answer their questions.
LuAnn says it is good I am gone this week as our living room is torn up for the construction underneath. Major projects like that send me into a tailspin. I don't adapt to that kind of change very well.
I am eating the contents of the breakfast grab bag I picked up on the way out of the Hampton in Muscatine yesterday. The apple must have a Brix reading of 2 and I am sure it is less than 8. Fruit ought to test 12. These Washington apples are bred and raised for shipping all over the world and is hard as a rock this morning.
The Internet is 10 bucks a day at the Casino Hotel. I like it all priced together but it does give people an option if they have their own system and I see my friend Rick does. He is the pilot from Illinois that sprays for FHR Farms LuAnn and I met at Keith's in August on the way to Alberta. He has the little cellphone connector device for his laptop which I posted from yesterday.
It's time to get going and go learn some more. I am not sure how much time I will have to post with all of the goings on here but I will have a notebook full of notes to speak from in future blogs. There is a lot of interesting points in there that points to the faults in about everything we do in food production.
We are indeed a long way from the Garden of Eden and we have a lot of work to do to feed this world and feed it more healthily than we have.