Monday, February 29, 2016


Leap Day Explorering. via Instagram

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Rain Prep.

So everybody but everybody was out in the field on Monday trying to get some field work in before the rain.  Over the weekend the weather service was forecasting a half inch of moisture, with maybe a half inch of that being snow.  Both pre-emerge herbicide and topdressed nitrogen need some rainfall to do any good, and we'd all been waiting for some time.  

Problem is, on Monday morning they backed off the rain forecast to 0.15"  Not great, but better than nothing.

I chose to spend my day getting pre-emerge herbicide on my dryland acres.  I double checked the label to see just how much rain I needed in order to activate the chemical-- and the label said "adequate".  With that sub-adequate piece of information I decided it was now or never. We have had some incredibly warm weather, and my primary goal this time of year is to get pre-emerge in the ground before kochia starts to emerge.

Shots fired.

Monday, February 22, 2016


Shots fired. #kochiapocalypse via Instagram

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The New Republic.

So I ended up buying a new laptop. My "old" Sony Vaio has for all intents and purposes transitioned from fully functional, fully portable laptop to fussy desktop computer that MUST NOT be jiggled or bumped or sneezed on. I'm hoping if I keep it stationary, I can still eek out a couple of more useful years.  

After much searching and pricing and re-searching and re-pricing, I accidentally stumbled into maybe what I was looking for all along on Amazon and then I saw the button for "there is a newer version of this item" which turns out was cheaper and even more like what I was searching for all along. 

Computers are weird because the shopping online experience has gotten a LOT worse in the last few years. Last time I bought a laptop, one could go to any of a half dozen companies's websites and build the exact machine one wanted--color and all--from scratch, to the point that I was able to have my K-State purple VAIO personally engraved for a nominal fee.

Blah blah blah I ended up with an ASUS Republic of Gaming laptop.

 And because the price was right and because it was possible and because it sounded like fun, I decided to trick it out a little with a m.m.2 solid state drive  and a clean operating system install on said ssd.

Kid Pics 2/19/2016

We took some kidlin pictures on Friday. Today is Sunday. How about that.


Benchmark testing the new ASUS ROG. Running King's Quest II like a champ. via Instagram

Saturday, February 20, 2016


You can tell it's a farm laptop because of the poached screw and homemade washer holding the m.2 ssd in place. via Instagram

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Gonna be honest this is the worst work boot I have ever owned. via Instagram

Friday, February 05, 2016


Victory treats with my County Bee bound speller. via Instagram

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

March 2015 Pictures

Ahmal and the Pit Visitors

We performed the short Christmas opera Ahmal and the Night Visitors during lent. Just because I guess.