Savage Farming

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Boatnik weekend

For those who haven't had the pleasure, it is Boatnik weekend in the illustrious city of Grants Pass. This is a recreational event which culminates in a jetboat race on the wild Rogue River. I am, as every spring demands, too busy to attend.

Today we were spraying pre-emergent weeds in the most recent corn field when a PVC elbow on the roller pump suddenly blew apart. What a mess! So just about an entire day got used up in repair work instead of the things we had planned. Pretty typical struggle for our farming operation.

Got to see Bro today, he's just back from a 21 day stint of welding at some place called "Wheelerbrator", I think. He has to work again tomorrow and then the company is giving everyone Memorial Day off because they don't want to pay holiday pay. They've already screwed up the entire crews weekend and now they want to be chincy? What a bunch of jerks.

Speaking of jerks, saw some ass in a two-tone blue van with a big American flag wheel cover on Rogue River swerving and weaving, driving 35 miles per hour; obviously drunk as a skunk. Didn't get close enough to get his license and even if I did with no Federal O&C funds there aren't any cops to call anyways. Hope he doesn't kill anyone but his self.

Gotta go water some plants. Y'all have a fine Memorial Day weekend...

5 Comments:

  • Drunk drivers suck. I hope you got your broken line fixed okay. Have a good Tuesday.

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 8:11 AM  

  • Oh yeah, I meant to ask you if you've ever seen a tomato with the internal seeds already sprouting? We have three store-bought tomatoes that are doing that, and they are only slightly over-ripe but not at all close to rotten. It's very freaky! I've never seen anything like it, and my dad who's been growing tomatoes all his life has never seen it either. What do you think? Alien body-snatcher tomatoes? ;-)

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 11:26 AM  

  • PS I took pictures if you're interested in seeing them.

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 11:26 AM  

  • The line is fixed and working fine, thanks.

    Euw! that's gross. Yes, I have seen the phenomena you refer to, but only in long shipping fruits. And no, I am not interested in seeing icky biologically stuff. Yick!

    By Blogger The Guy, at 8:49 PM  

  • Thanks anyways...

    By Blogger The Guy, at 8:50 PM  

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