Seems like every time I sit down to do one of these, I go completely blank on what I’m going to write. The details all get fuzzy. Once I’m going, it comes back slowly.

Been a good week of getting tile in and getting some timely rains to help the crop and let us get caught up on some things in the shop. We had probably 1.5 inches over the two days and one night. No complaints as the crop will use it. We are still plenty dry. Most tiles seem to be dry. It’s always a concern when the tiles stop. That means we no longer have excess moisture.

Took off and went to the Farm Progress Show. As always, that was fun. Got to see some friends and new stuff that just came out. Highlights of the show for me were not the equipment. Had the chance to talk to the guys from a movie coming out, “The Silo.” Look it up and find a showing or contact them about hosting one. It’s a great story that needs told about farming and mental health and the situations we get into.

The other highlight was getting to have dinner with several friends and 60 South African farmers. The conversation was truly humbling and very interesting. If we think we have issues here, we all need to seek out info on what they’re going through — I could write for days on the situation — let alone their concern with our political situation.

We all need to keep in mind, especially going into harvest, it’s the little things that matter, even if it’s as simple as a text from a friend at the right time.

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