church celebration was a wonderful success. We had about 180 people
attend at least part of the day. We had church at 11 a.m. with
a reunion choir leading the songs. A catered dinner followed the
church service at noon then at 2 p.m. we had the 120th anniversary
celebration worship service. That was followed by a cake and punch
reception that I was in charge of. It was a good day of visiting
and fellowship by many members and former members of our church,
the WaKeeney Presbyterian Church.
started the day by being in the field by 7a.m. to plant corn.
I had to take the empty fertilizer tank our to Big Creek Fertilizer
and have it filled, then take it back to the field. In the afternoon
I took the plaques to Hays to be engraved for the hospital endowment
appreciation banquet that will be April 30. The hospital received
a tax credit grant from the state of Kansas last year. That means
instead of paying Kansas income tax you could give the money to
the hospital for a new physical therapy addition and receive a
70% tax credit. We were fortunate to receive $285,000 in donations
for $200,000 in tax credits that we were able to give. We do have
several plaques and recognition that we want to give to people
who were generous with their donations to this project.
have a good routine going now. Larry starts the planter by 7 a.m.,
then Joe comes out about 9 a.m. to run the tractor so Larry can
do other things. I go out about 8a.m. to get the empty fertilizer
tank, bring it to town, get it filled, then take it back to the
field. Larry comes in at 11a.m. to eat so he can work a long noon
hour. Joe comes out and works until dark. This evening we went
to KSU Fort Hays Experiment station appreciation dinner. We enjoyed
the evening, hearing about the experiment station's latest projects,
visiting with friends from around the area and meeting new people.
They also serve the best steaks in the country!
followed the same routine as yesterday in the morning. Larry has
been plowing terraces on the irrigation circle. Larry and Joe
planted corn on one half of the irrigation circle today. In the
afternoon I went to our monthly Presbyterian Women's meeting and
gave the program on the book of Esther. I found it interesting
and I hope the rest of the group did.
routine is still going. The second half of the irrigation circle
was planted today. Larry also had the fallowmaster going this
afternoon. Milo drove the tractor with the fallowmaster after
he finished feeding cattle.
may finish planting corn by Saturday night. We followed our same
routine as the past few days.
reached our goal. We planted 715 acres of corn this week. Big
Creek got the last of it sprayed yesterday. Now all we need is
rain at the right time this summer to make a corn crop. We went
to a new place to eat in our area called The Gustafson House for
supper tonight. We were with friends celebrating a birthday. It
was good food. It is a farm home in the country that serves dinner
by reservation only Friday and Saturday nights. It was nice to
finish such a busy week with a nice evening.
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