early for the taxi trip to the airport. No difficulties at all.
Just overstuffed heavy bags full of painted Polish eggs, dolls,
4 rabbit fur hats, and vodka!
The plane was packed . But we managed to survive to New York.
We switched our ticket to go straight to Denver instead of changing
in Cincinnati as the time was going to be too short. But of
course our luggage would probably come later. Two hours later
after we landed in Denver, we rolled into our farmstead. We
had been traveling for 30 hours. It was 6 a.m. Monday morning.
a.m. -- Kansas time but 1 p.m. our Polish time. All was fine.
Glad to be home. Luggage all over the living room. Kids and
grandparents great. Took showers and slept, ate, slept!!!! But
did manage to get to the 4H meeting. Marit even did a talk on
Great to be home!!!!
is Veterans Day so the banks, post office are closed. Vance
and I are mainly catching up on sleep. The jet lag is nearly
as bad as the flu! Good news is that one cutter finished cutting
the largest field of Milo while we were gone. So that leaves
one field left plus ponds. Vance took a long inspection drive
of the farm today. He always takes his trusty shovel and soil
probe. Both of them are for checking moisture levels in the
Louise is catching up on sleep and bill paying. Plus answering
phone calls. Layton is working on his music--guitar and piano.
are fine. Grandpa did a great job feeding them. Marit has dance
lessons. Vance is working on a story. Layton went to church
choir practice. Still napping a lot!!
Now to prepare for the 21st Century Alliance Dairy Co-op meeting
for November 18th in Dighton. Fortunately, the 21st office sent
the press releases and letters last week while we were in Poland.
Sure was a surprise to get a call from Hap Larson with KUPK
TV in Garden City. The Wichita affiliate, KAKE, gave him a November
20 slot for a corporate hog farm panel discussion with an audience
of 30. He asked us for names of supportive hog people and if
they would be willing to be on live TV. Louise immediately called
others on the ag committee to come up with names. This could
be a very interesting program.
spent lots of time on the phone talking with people about the
upcoming corporate hog talk show. All are very positive about
speaking out and doing their part. Still doing lots of sleeping--both
Vance and Louise. Marit reads to Louise at night because Louise
is too tired to read to Marit!
a call to the local farmer about finishing up the Milo. The
temperature has warmed--in the 60's. Mark will try to cut the
remainder of the Milo this afternoon.
Good news. Vance is relieved that the Milo is in. Now we go
to the grain elevator where the Milo is stored. At the office
the grain merchandisers make the divisions for each landlord.
The merchandiser divides the Milo from the field into 1/3 for
the landowners share and 2/3 for the tenant share. We send those
computer sheets to the landlord so that they know how much grain
they have to sell. The current price is about $3.97 per 100
lbs. of Milo. We know how much Milo came from each field because
of the scale tickets, which are issued each time a truckload
to sleep in and then get started cleaning house. Marit and Layton
are helping with vacuuming, picking up and dusting. We are hosting
a chili supper here for the directors on the Lane Co. Economic
Development Alliance board on Tuesday--just before the dairy
Watched the K-State game--we won. Vance drove to Ulysses to
get photos of a farmer with narrow row corn for a story he's
writing. Then he went on to Hugoton to visit a seed dealer.
Vance wanted to see his seed cleaner.
Layton went out with his friends. Marit played--we made a rum
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