Sometimes we all get a little to comfortable in our daily lives. Funny how things come along and can force us out of there in a good way.

We have been busy hauling seed wheat out this week along with several other projects. Beck’s called and we started hauling the first variety of two seed wheat varieties we helped raise this year. So, farm quality looks to be good, so that is good for anyone buying it to plant. We hopefully will get the next variety hauled out shortly also. The bins need to be swept and prepped for corn harvest.

To my total astonishment, we will have corn to harvest, hopefully, in September. We won’t make our normal Sept. 15 date. But we should start before the end of the month. The first planted corn — what little was planted in May — is in decent shape and is drying down nicely. Hopefully, with the coming heat, we should see black layer by the time you’re reading this, or the weekend after.

So, this last week I took the chance to try something I had never done. I competed in a regional discussion meet for Indiana Farm Bureau young farmers and ag professionals. It was something that had been mentioned before and I always said I was too busy or not good at it. After a lot of encouragement from friends and family, I signed up kind of last minute.

Honestly, I didn’t know how to prepare, so I went in a little blind. But it pushed me out of my comfort zone and was a lot of fun. I will be honored to get to compete at the state competition in December. Now this honor doesn’t come on much merit of me being good. But unfortunately and fortunately our district was short on competitors. So, we automatically got to go to the state competition.

We are still busy putting tile in. Seem like our tile season is gonna run nonstop this year. This is a first for us. We are currently working in DelawareCounty and it’s very obvious how bad the weather was up there for those guys. Now it’s turned off dry and is very hard digging at the moment. Remember, it’s not all bad to step out of your comfort zone. Sometimes you’ll be surprised what you might learn, or enjoy getting to do.

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