Scratchings in the Dirt

Rain is a Godsend!

After predictions of a drought in 2018 and depleted subsoil moisture from very little rain in 2017,  we have received around 5″ of rain since seeding and the crops look absolutely amazing!  

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New Deck at the lake

  The old deck was rotted through and we risked someone falling through it. It had served us well. Now we can sit on it with confidence!

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Update Seeding

Seeds are in the ground for 2018! It was a family affair. Derek ran the prework machine and kept ahead of 2 seed drills. Adam ran the big drill and Clem ran the small one. Stephen kept the drills full and ran for seed, innoculant, lunches and loaded semis for shipping. Chandra kept the crew

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I’ve just returned from a trip to Vancouver for a work-related training course.  I flew out Tuesday evening, spent three nights in an upscale water-front hotel, was wined and dined in fine fashion, took advantage of the spa in the hotel, and flew back Friday afternoon.  We had (almost) six hours of training.  Yep, six

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Another missing piece

I stopped at the local cemetery the other day, just ’cause it was a quiet, peaceful day, and because I was in an introspective mood, I guess.  There are many stops to make there.  My mom’s parents, four of her siblings, two of her brothers-in-law, Clem’s parents, his grandparents, his great-grandfather, various aunts and uncles,

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