Today it is time to get the manure spreader out of storage and get it all lubed up to spread manure tomorrow. I am calling in my seed orders today and I am going to try to finish the seed room so I can start seeding next week. Lot's of stuff to do and not much time. Back in November I thought it would be gravy this winter. I thought I could relax and take it easy; at least for a little while. However, I am finding out there is a lot more to it than just sitting back and letting it happen. It doesn't just happen. It takes hard work and dedication. I guess the old saying of pulling up your bootstraps is true. No one is going to do the work for you; you have to do it yourself. Thankfully, my parents and my wife are helping me out in their own little ways. My wife, Kim, encourages me and helps me out when I need her. My mom and dad also encourage me and give me ideas on how I might be more successful. They preview my plans and give me feedback. It's not always easy to listen, but in the long run they really help me see things I might have missed. This is good. I certainly cannot alone think of everything. My sister and her family also lend me a hand when needed. That really makes me happy. Andy, my nephew, comes out occasionally to give me a hand. He will be working with me again this year as soon as things get going. I cannot believe how much he can done! He is a great helper. So on this Valentine's Day, I want to say "Thank you" and "I love you all". You mean a lot to me!
Posted by Jeff @ 06:51 AM CST