Saturday, September 6, 2014
I Can't Keep Up
I just noticed my Ohio No-Till Field Day and my friend Bruce Goodwin's Pioneer Field Day are on the same day next week. Tuesday, September 9 is too busy.
It's over 2 hours to New Bloomington Ohio each way, plus the talks and the field day. I was hoping to meet Matthew at Bruce's at 5:30 pm but it's going to be close. Bruce hosts the best local field day each year and many people come I've known for 40 years.
Bruce always has a good looking plot and I would think this might be his best. We've had a really good growing season with plenty of rain.
It's been challenging just to keep the lawn mowed this summer. I have been across it at least 40 times. The 5 acre lot is getting to be a lot for grandpa to manage unless he drops some other things from his schedule.
I really enjoy scouting fields but I've had difficulty getting across all of them the past two summers. I took on some plots for a company that has made it very challenging to get it all done. I have been saying all summer "if I can just get through tomorrow or next week, things will get better. Things have not gotten better, they just keep piling up.
I am thankful for everything but don't want a catastrophic event to happen to make me drop the things I like to do.
Am I getting too old to do them?