Saturday, January 21, 2012

Winter Update...

I apologize for not updating our blog in a couple weeks. We have been busy taking care of first of the year invoices and working on a few machinery trades. Otherwise, we have continued to take care of odd jobs around the shop. Most of our corn that was to be delivered from our bins was hauled in December and we have had little to move this month. The weather here has been extremely variable; one day it is 60 degrees and the next it is 20. It has snowed only once so far and a few days later a 50 degree lightning and thunderstorm melted all the snow.

My true reason for not posting in a while is that my mother was recently diagnosed with an inoperable glioblastoma multiforme tumor in her brain. It was quite a shock to us all as one might imagine. We have been working through things with the doctors at Memorial Hospital and they have all been wonderful. They quickly put mom on a radiation and chemotherapy regiment and she has been responding well to the treatments. Mom has an army of friends throughout the Ag industry and it has been truly moving to see everyone respond to mom's recent diagnosis with offers to help. Thank you to all who have reached out to us.

Kermit Long from the Prentice Machine shop installing warranty updates to our 20 row strip-till applicator