September is coming to an end? Doesn't seem possible
Remember when you were a kid and you'd hear adults talk about how fast time goes by and you'd think they were crazy. Now I am one of those old ones and I can tell you that it is true. Just hard to believe that September is almost over. Someone told me some obscenely small number of days until Christmas the other day. I am proud to say I didn't hit them.
Part of the crew came home from making fourth crop of haylage in W. Ohio and some of them stayed out there to haul manure. However, they had heavy rains over the weekend, so they came back "home" yesterday. They are busy out in the shop cleaning out truck doors, and cabs. Once the weather is better, they will be going out again.
Jon, Jim and Missy attempted to start harvesting soybeans on Sunday but they proved to be too wet yet.
I am happy to tell you that we got a nice rain overnight. It was so dry here. I guess it's not good for trying to harvest crops, but it will have to rain a lot more than it did to stop it for very long.
Jim sent this picture yesterday. Do you recognize what he was showing?
It is truck 12's transmission...gears are clearly troubled. It shows what the lack of oil can cause. Why was it out of oil? Guess you'd have to ask the operator. Oh, wait, you can't, because he flew away.
The next couple of pictures are of the kids 4-H welding projects. They all did good jobs. At the Fair they were just sitting there..no explanation of what they were. Every time I went through that section, there'd be people looking at them...with quizzical looks on their faces, trying to figure out what they were.
This is our grandson Jake's project...a set of fold up steps for the back of Jim's truck. They finally got it attached to the truck yesterday. Jim says they really worked well as he had to get in and out of the back several times already.
Megan and Jason made the same projects..one painted white, the other black (sorry I don't remember which was which). They are racks to hold the kernal processors...as you can see, they can pick it up with the skid steer and move it around..out to the wash rack and back into the shed. Very convenient. Here is the white one...the black one is in the back of the shed with a new KP on it, so Jim couldn't get a picture of it.
Every year they make useful projects that we will have around the farm for many years.
Tonight Jon's daughter, Megan's soccer team is doing something interesting. The players on the home team will be wearing white socks with the pink breast cancer ribbon logo on them, and Meg's visiting team will be wearing pink socks with the same logo. I guess all the girls teams..volleyball, soccer, and tennis are doing this county wide. I hope I get a picture of her to share. Perhaps this is a national thing? Whatever..it's a good idea to help make these young women aware.
Update: Here is a picture of Megan and her friend Tasha after the game. Jon won this pink game ball in a drawing:
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Updated: Wednesday, 29 September 2010 10:41 PM EDT