Monday, January 23, 2017

Tis’ the Season for Meetings

Over the winter we do a lot of paperwork (catch up).  We have piles, we have taxes, we have planning for the next year, we have crop to deliver, and we have school papers to sift through (seriously, this may be our largest pile). 

Also over the winter months we have MEETINGS!!  I call them meetings, but mostly it is school for adults.  Do you have continuing education for your job?  Farmers have the same thing.  This week alone I have a variety of options to attend:  Iowa Pork Congress, Iowa Soybean Association’s Legislative Reception and District Advisory Council, and my daughter’s class has invited me to talk about farming. 

There are so many things for us to be involved in, and we learn something from all of them. We get involved because it is our way of learning but also being able to give our input on what is important on our farm for the coming year.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A New Groove in the New Year!

Wow.  I can’t believe 2016 is really over.  It went a little too fast for me, how about you?

I’ve made resolutions in the past, just to see them fail, grow old, or are too hard to follow.  I’m learning as I grow older to not have ANY expectations for the year.  

My role has grown on the farm to full-time.  Even though I'll need to find a new groove, I'm sure it'll be another good one.  

"You adorn the year with your bounty; your paths drip with fruitful rain."  -Psalms 65:12

Here’s to 2017!

Here is a snapshot of 2016!