I see it, the light at the end of the tunnel, 220 acres of corn, counting down, and we will call harvest 2013 a wrap. Opened up a field Sunday evening, Nov. 3, to get a push on the week. I’m going way out on limb here and guessing it was still wet enough that we will be running the dryer this week. We did finish up soybeans last week and, of course, are really pleased with the yields this year. Almost all our beans were hauled to ADM in Indianapolis directly from the field, and our trucks never really waited in a long line. Our wheat is up and looks good. Also for proper reporting purposes, I should state that our 10-year-old boy has seven acres of double-crop beans yet to harvest!

I got the opportunity to head to Louisville Thursday and Friday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, for the National FFA Convention. Lots of blue corduroy and enthusiasm. The kids had a great time, but to be honest, the 1986 National FFA Convention in Kansas City was a lot more fun — probably because I was a lot younger!

Hoosier Beef Congress is next on our agenda. The kids spent the weekend washing calves. We are just not overly committed show people. We always start out with good intentions, but wind up bringing it down to the last minute. Here’s hoping that you all have a good and safe week.