Seems like I just stood up from writing last week’s article as I sit down to write this week’s article. I used to get told that time speeds up as you get older. Well, as I sat in school watching the seconds tick by ever so slowly and counting the semis going by, I would have called everyone a liar on that perspective.
This time of year seems like we have a lot of meetings, field days and miscellaneous stuff going on. We had a good week, starting off getting a tile project finished up, then got started moving to another. The tile equipment has been exceptionally busy this summer. Normally by this time, we are throttling back and slowing down as we prepare for harvest. This year, we will roll full-steam ahead until the day comes we need to get in the combines – which, unfortunately, we will be delayed because of the spring. The combines are basically ready now that Reynolds has finished the old one up and got it back under their warranty program. The other one is new to us that we traded for this spring. We do have work to do to the draper heads and corn heads, but we have plenty of time and will save that for rainy days.
Wednesday evening, we had the opportunity to host Greg Pence, our freshman congressman. We had a great discussion on ethanol, trade and about any other hot topic in the news. This was the first time I had met Greg and heard him speak. I truly think he can do some good and has our best interest in mind along with willing to listen to the locals.
Thursday, we attended one highlight of the summer, in my mind, Becknology Days. If you go and never step foot close to the sales counter, you could think you’re at a mini Farm Progress Show, minus the field demos and golf carts running you over. There is a ton of free information to be gathered from all the research they’re doing and letting you know about. It truly is always fun to go hear about the latest in seed and chemical technology. But the time we get to talk to people we don’t see much and people we know from all over the state is really cool. Along with all that, they have the best and fastest lunch line of anywhere I have ever seen.
On Friday, my awesome guys put in 1,500 feet of 18-inch dual wall. Not a bad day, when we only were actually putting tile in the trench for about 3.5 hours. With time speeding up, it seems we only get busier and busier by the day. We all need to remember and stop and look around once in a while and enjoy what we have done, not just keep speeding through life. Remember there’s always tomorrow, if God thinks we need it.