We hosted a class from our local community college on Wednesday. I love it when tours come to our place, for a couple reasons actually. One, I enjoy meeting other producers and learning about their operations. I learn something new every time! And two, because it forces us to tidy up the place. And anyone who knows me knows I like things tidy. Not necessarily cleaned with a fine-tooth comb, but I like a place for everything and everything in its place. (Except in my pickup…that is a complete disaster. I cringe whenever people ride with me.)
So Tuesday I was ready to get everybody gathered up and spend the whole day cleaning at the feed efficiency center, but guess what? It was already pretty tidy! We had just hosted a tour a few weeks ago in which we spent days cleaning. I mean, we threw things away that hadn’t been seen (or used) in years. Plus, we got rid of the last of the debris from the tornado that took the barns down a couple years ago.
It was an all-hands-on deck type cleaning. We had every man, woman, and child on the place working diligently to get the place spick and span. My five-year-old nephew even helped out. We had a bounty on mice, you see, and for every mouse that anyone killed, they got a quarter. The kids were ecstatic. I believe we paid out over $20.
Anyway, how on earth did I get to this subject when I really wanted to tell you about the tour?! Wow.
Back to the tour. We showed the students the feed intake system, the commodity shed, the working facility, and the calves on the cover crop. They were a great group and asked lots of questions.
It’s times like this that I feel the future of agriculture is bright as I see the next generation stepping up and learning the business.
Thanks for stopping by, guys!
Have a great weekend!