Thursday, February 14, 2013

What's Been Going On

Been busy, that's what.

Hauled high amylose corn. Just in time, as we have new windows in the house to pay for.

The calvies were curious:

Tore a couple of Row Stalkers apart:

To build a big-ass one (of which I have no finished pictures. Whoops.):

Helped Dad get set up to haul corn:

Went to visit the in-laws last Thursday, got back Monday. A good time was had by all. Our dog, Hannah, had puppies last night. We're getting new siding on the house and garage starting tomorrow. Supposedly. Going to look at a planter tomorrow. I have a couple of auctions to go to in the next few days, where I will most likely not even bid on anything because guys with a net worth many zeros more than me will inevitably want the exact stabilizer disk I need for the new 40' wide male row planter they're building. Or that 6" tee that I need for the discharge on my well at home. But, hey, I like Polish dogs, and there's an endless supply at every auction I go to, so I got that going for me, which is nice.

Friday, February 1, 2013

After Much Contemplation

I've decide to switch 40 acres here at home from soybean to corn production this year. I've done all kinds of math, and I can make quite a bit more raising corn this next year. You know, provided we don't get hailed out or have greensnap or we don't raise 160bu/acre corn on 99 million acres this year. But, at worst, I'll make the same amount as beans would've, and corn is just a lot more fun to harvest.

I convinced myself today while sitting on my arse waiting for the window guys to leave. I believe they are finishing up the last window now, so I got that going for me, which is nice. No more banging on the house when I'm trying to look at tractors I can't afford or while I try to take that afternoon nap I desperately need after my caffeine high from the morning goes away.

Every year I'm ready for winter, and every year at this time I go stir crazy. I'm not ready to start the year, but I'm ready to start the year, you know what I'm saying?

Yes, I do believe I know what you are saying. <--------------------------- For the South Park fans.