Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Old Wood Stove
The old wood stove, the old wood stove,
is such a cove, is such a cove.
It keeps you warm, it keeps you warm,
On frosty morn, on frosty morn!
Only 72 hours before lift off and I think I am getting punchy. The more we work to dot every i the more t's come up to be crossed!
We got the deermobile down to Jason's last night but boo hoo, Mass had been cancelled! Maybe we need to read the bulletin more carefully? We agreed that has to be the 10th time we have done the same dumb thing, creatures of habit that we are. Maybe Ed should get a smartphone so he can text Judy, is there Mass tongiht? He could also text his spiritual director Steve "I feel like ****." Hmmm, that is something to ponder!
When God spoke through Ed Saturday He raised a lot of eyebrows. Now the email is crashing in after the computer did the same thing. Not good. As LuAnn said so eloquently last night, we will do all we can do and then Saturday they won't be able to find us!
I can't wait to tell Perry and Chris what's happened the past year. I think better spray water and calcium nitrate could help them both very much. Chris emailed that Dr. John Baker of the Cross Slot Drill wants to meet with us to show how they are drilling corn or maize down under. I am very interested in that.
I am heading to Dr. Albino's for a spinal alignment like the deermobile needs and to Dr. Mehnert for a hoof trimming job so I can walk the many miles the next 30 days. There is a corn school in Wilmington today but I don't think I will be able to stop and look. Alan Sundermeier is speaking on cover crops and I would like to see what he says. I was asked to do that March 22 for NRCS. I should have said only if we get our CSP contract worked out!
If I had bought corn and wheat calls last week like I wanted to I would have already made a thousand dollars. It's hard to write a check on a gamble you think you know the odds on.
Such is farming my friends, such is farming. Life too, you know!
I think I'll rest by the old wood stove a few hours before we take off but I better stay busy because my dear wife is working her tail off. Seriously. I cheated on the picture. That's the Countryside corn burner pellet stove, not the Vermont Defiant.