Harvest Has Begun

Farming:
Did you know corn prices are low? One day this week was rainy (FINALLY!), which happened to be the same day as a big equipment sale; so Brad was able to go check it out. Based on that sale, newer combines and tractors are selling for $70,000 to $100,000 less than last year! Might not have wanted to be standing next to one of the farmers who bought last year!

Do you see this on your main street much?

New John Deere TractorNew John Deere CombineHow about a semi pulling up to the end of your driveway?
grain trailer See any partly picked soybean fields when you’re out on a walk?
beautiful fall Nebraska dayThe number of semi with grain trailers on the road seems to have quadrupled overnight. My sister-in-law lives on a main road and said she counted one every minute for ten minutes.

Family:
The kittens at our child-sitter’s house just let Liza walk up to them and pick them up. She loves them, and it brings a smile to any face nearby! 
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What I’m Learning:
Good tasting cantaloupe grows in Nebraska gardens! I didn’t think that was possible.
CantaloupeThis one came from a plant that Elliana started in a garden in a glove project at a summer camp. It’s the only plant out of five that lived, but it lived and produced! 

pyrex on a hot burnerEvery forget to turn off a burner and then put a pyrex dish on it? Very, very, very bad! Especially when you’re in the middle of canning salsa. I now can’t quit wondering if I will ever get a bite of glass from this event in my food. Shutter!

Have a good week!
~Julie

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3 thoughts on “Harvest Has Begun

  1. A couple of years ago on thanksgiving I was getting ready to make gravy and had a beautiful, new platter sitting on the stove ready to put the turkey on and for some absent minded reason I turned the wrong burner on (ceramic top stove) and went to do something else while waiting for the broth to heat up. With just a few minutes (seconds) I heard a popping sound and then a crash as the platter exploded, literally, and flew across the kitchen. I was pretty sad….but stuff just happens, ya know? 🙂

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