Cool Fusion

The crop is growing. It has been cool so it’s not getting big very fast. Unusual. I don’t remember ever catching up. Not that I have. Unless you mean shipping out the old crop. I’m caught up with that. The 2017 crop should be better than the 1917 one. Around here. Lots of young buck growers means an early in. Good to get ahead of what could end up being a 1994 type rain don’t make grain event. Has a volcano blanketed the skies?

We’ve had plenty of rains but not too much rain. All cover no book. Enough has fallen for the time being. We’ll need more by fall, or should I say fill, as in grain fill after pollination but the tank is full as they say. First cutting hay has been washed so it can stop “raining” (During planting it took a week to rain an inch) The last two were close to a quarter inch rains. No real erosion yet, not in the no till. Could we get two years in a row?

I’ll apologize for the long time no post. As I run out of fence to rip out I may give the old blog more time. Until then this will have to do. So I’ll …….

See you there, and see you then.



Corn Run

Spring forth …….

Two farms planted to corn. I should say I’m done planting the corn on two of the five farms. Those two farms have other crops on them but the corn on them is planted. Maybe I’ve already said that. Sort of. The next two farms I plant are going to be all corn. Corn on corn. If everything works the way I planned. On Sunday I tried out the new used planter. New to me. Used and abused otherwise.

I bought it for a song but it needed some tender loving care. It’s a White brand twelve row thirty inch vertical fold planter. Twice as wide as the old six thirty JD 7000 Conservation. Twice as many parts to wear out. Twice the acres to wear them, though. I added some Dawn Coulter / Trashwheels™ but left the trash wheels in the shed. Used, the combo sets cost as much as the planter.

The wind’s drying off the showers so I’d better rock n roll.

Then, there …….



All Roams Lead To Home

A Radiator. Or more specifically a truck’s radiator. A truck with a leaking radiator sitting near the west coast with a full load destined for the Midwest. A stiffer radiator cap didn’t fix it. Troubleshot diagnosis? A leaking head gasket not the radiator. Solution? (temporarily) Leave the cap on but loose to vent the built up gasses from the leaking head gasket before they build any pressure, hang a long rag over the cap and down to wick radiator fluid that sloshes out occasionally down past the frame onto the ground and not all over, drive the load home gingerly.

I was listening to the mechanic talk to my trucker when I went to pick him up from dropping his semi off after his truck motor started smoking and misfiring. He was listening to another man’s adventure. This ingenious method of wicking the leaks almost harmlessly to the ground so the load can get through and the trip can finish successfully, this form of mitigating the circumstances effectively cleared the clouds and let me for the first time understand the audacity and the ongoing success of Wiki Leaks.

A driver uses a mechanic’s hack to get through a sticky situation with no apparent outside strife. Nobody even need know. Wick those leaks safely past the machinery to drip away harmlessly out of site onto the passing road. Assuaging interest. A sure smell but no built up pressure to blow a mess out onto everything and one. The only limitation is the amount of water in the cooling system’s tanks. Even that limitation won’t stop em long. Water’s everywhere. Fill er up and keep on trucking. The show must go on. No matter who’s driving. I have but one question left. Is anybody watching anymore?

See ya then, see ya there …….

All roams lead to home.



Fake News

Like there was ever any other kind. Nothing new under the sun. (‘day funnies)

Day one. Of many to come. Hopefully. After eight long weary years. We only got one week end off. Alabama checked out last Friday and Russia, I mean Putin, I mean Dijon takes over this morning. In between ……. freedom!!! I still say they should hold the peaceful change on a leap year and have it on Feb. 29 and make that day on a weekend so we get three days off and …….

March On Washington if we don’t get our wayyyyyyy. Light a trash can on fire and watch six to ten cameras surround it documenting America’s Color Revolution. Looking for something real.

Content Now Needed!?!

Certainly Not News – Because it’s propaganda!

Basic Bull Crap – Because it is!

Pile ‘o’ Bull Shi(r)t – Because this site is (fairly) family friendly.

All Bull Crap – Because. (Watch)

Crock (of) Bull Shi(r)t – Because ……. see Shi(r)t above.

Nothing But Crap – Because, like above, it all is.

Any Three Letters (together) – Because any more than one IS a cluster fuck.

And therein lies the rub. It’s us individuals against them in the pack. The risks one takes. Well worth taking. I’m forever for the lone wolf – Because that dog don’t hunt …… in a pack. I’ll still have a chance. Otherwise I’ll need an equalizer. That is how the weapon was born. To bring back equilibrium. Temporarily.