seems forever since we were last in church. It was great to
be there and especially see my Sunday School kids. They are
3rd and 4th graders and very interested in Poland. Ate dinner
out afterwards in Scott City.
Cleaned house in the afternoon--read over lots of recipes trying
to pick the best one. Also did some grocery shopping after dinner
for the chili supper on Tuesday.
Larson called and we finalized our lists for the panel and audience.
Continued to get ready for the chili supper. I tried to organize
some of our Polish things we brought back.
Made some phone calls to get ready for Louise's mother's 81st
birthday this Sunday. But we will celebrate on Saturday in Lindsborg.
the chili!!! It went over well with about 10 there to eat. They
especially liked the cake. Lynn Rundle and Darrel Holaday arrived
to eat also. They are the special speakers for the 21st Century
Alliance and the dairy. Darrel is the one who has done the profit
and loss projections as requested by our Ag committee.
The dairy meeting went very well with about 50 there from all
over western Kansas. People asked lots of good questions. Lynn
and Darrel did the presentation very well. The beauty of this
project is that it is farmer owned with the obligation to deliver
a feed grain and getting the milk money on the other end. This
is one of those added value projects that farmers need to get
into to get a better than average price on the farm for what
Our next step is to set up a board of directors.
Louise all day to clean up. Caught up on some phone calls and
mail. Vance is working on cash flow projections for next year
as well as planning cropping decisions. The Servi-Tech guys
came by to discuss some of this on our irrigated ground. They
are our consultants on this ground because it was such a new
project for us--irrigating. And we want to do it right.
Louise drove to Garden City for the Kansas Agricultural and
Rural Leadership Class IV kickoff reception. She was in KARL
Class III that went to China last March. This class is just
starting its 2 years of study. It is a terrific opportunity
to develop leadership skills. Mark Thomas of the National Cattleman's
Association spoke about the future in marketing such as Branded
beef. It was very good.
was thrilled today because Louise substituted for the other
2nd grade teacher. It was neat to have mom at school. I enjoyed
the kids so much. I did have a KOOD PBS board meeting in Great
Bend so I headed for that--100 miles from Dighton. Layton picks
Vance spent the day writing and catching up on farm magazine
reading. Louise had a very good meeting. Public TV is very important
in western Kansas, as it is one station that does some local
programming. Our headquarters are in Bunker Hill--about 140
miles from our house.
Nearly hit a deer on the way home. They are getting to be the
most dangerous hazard for nighttime driving!!
day of 2nd grade for Louise. Again it was fun and Marit enjoyed
having her mom at school.
After school Marit had art lessons at Pat Herndon's Old Bank
Gallery. Louise shopped for birthday gifts for Grandma.
At home we took naps, ate Vance's famous fried potatoes with
barbecued (burned) chicken!! Potatoes were great. Then we were
TV bums plus some reading the rest of the evening. Of course
we always watch PBS Market to Market--the farm show. Vance did
ship out a load of wheat today to a starch company in eastern
we got about 9 AM for Lindsborg. Cole arrived from K-State.
We ate a great dinner at the Swedish Crown. Mom enjoyed this
as well as her cake and gifts. We ate the cake later at the
house. It had blue and yellow flowers for Bethany and purple
ones for K-State. While most of the family watched the K-State
game against Iowa where Tanner was visiting, Marit and I shopped!!
Lindsborg is a community of Swedes as well as the home of Bethany
College where Louise met Vance. Louise graduated from Bethany
in education. Cole graduated last May. Louise's Dad graduated
in 1938--he is Perry Carlson. Her mom is Alice Pearson Carlson.
We left for home about 5pm. Had to be home to teach Sunday School
and Layton for choir tomorrow.