Last weekend when Ronny and I were in Colorado helping my dad breed cows, we got a chance to go to the Denver Broncos game. Mom and Dad were planning on going anyways as Dad is on the ag advisory committee and got invited by the ag teacher, but another couple ended up not being able to go, so we got to!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Part of my summer work has been consumed by promoting Nebraska corn at county fair parades and other festivals. Several of my board members and other corn growers have taken it to their own parades, but when none of them can, I hit the road!
And sometimes my hubby goes with me. He’s thrilled, but I appreciate the company!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Through a friend of a friend’s blog, I ran across Offer them Christ and read about Project Pillowcase. After reading it, I felt led to help out and sew as many dresses as I could. This mission team is headed to the Philippines in October and are taking dresses and other clothing for the children there.
I found two pillowcases from Goodwill and bought two more pillowcases on clearance.
Here is my start with four completed:
If you have extra pillowcases you feel led to send me, I’d love to turn them into a little dress for a girl in the Philippines. Or if you’re interested, check out this link to make your own.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Ronny and I did something adventurous yesterday. Usually we are planners and know what we’re doing before we just take off – but not for this! We just grabbed a change of clothes and headed down the road – with Hank of course!
Our friend, Mike, who now is in grad school at Purdue but was Ronny’s roommate in college, was home for the weekend in Belleville, KS (about 1 hour 20 minutes from our place) and this weekend was the Midget Nationals! It is a pretty cool track (picture below from website) and Belleville is famous for it. It is a historic dirt track built in 1910 for racing events that encompass everything from horses to motorcycles. It has the title “World's Fastest Half Mile Dirt Track”. There’s your trivia for the day!
The Midget Nationals is a race for small racecars – basically glorified go-carts…just don’t tell them I called them that! But they go way FAST!
We thought we were cool to get third row seats, when in fact, those are the bad seats! When the cars go around the curve, they throw mud, dirt and dust right into the crowd. But that just made the experience more fun!
I was excited for the white car you can see below because it is an E85 car – run by 85% Ethanol.
Overall, it was a fun adventure, a great time to see Mike (I forgot to get a picture of him and Ronny!) and a couple other college friends, and enjoy something I’ve never been to before. :)
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I blogged on Nebraska Corn Kernels and Ag on the Forefront about using this number to advocate for agriculture. Read about it here. How many of a consumer's 100,500 words consumed per day had anything to do about ag? They should be hearing ag's great story about how their food is produced.
What are you consuming your 100,500 with? Hopefully something meaningful, educational and relevant. With all of the crud out there today on the internet, TV, junk emails and more...a lot of time is spent consuming that crud and taking time away from the good stuff. Make this your challenge today to consume good from what you read, hear and say.