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Sixty Wind Turbines

Sixty Wind Turbines
As close as we're getting to the longest day of the year which is our Summer Solstice, my day started shortly after the sun came up which was around 5:00 am. For a very many years, the sun has always had the ability to wake me up, and during long days like these, it can be a bit too early to rise, so I just do a little more closed-eye resting, and … continue reading

North Iowa’s Best

North Iowa’s Best
It was a very early day due to my having an appointment to show an acreage up in Worth County at 8:00 am. Being on the road at 7:15 gave me an opportunity to take my time getting there. One of the legs of my journey was on Interstate 35 North which was very busy for that time of day, and wouldn't you know it, most of those drivers heading north wer … continue reading

Lasting Stigmas

Lasting Stigmas
Another rainstorm went rumbling thru our area last night, and it looks like we're going to have a few sunny days ahead. Yes, it's always good to get the rain, but having to mow tall grass that had been cut not even a week before, is starting to get old. At least it's helping all the gardeners in North Iowa with these frequent rains.Most of my m … continue reading

From Direct Sowing

From Direct Sowing
I did manage to get out of the house early enough this morning so I could finish up on the little job I started yesterday. It took me about as long as I'd expected, which gave me enough time to get back to my office and start my day in a normal fashion.One of my appointments this morning, was a showing I had scheduled at 115 S. Connecticut whic … continue reading

Taller and More Colorful

Taller and More Colorful
It was a blessing we didn't get hit with the expected wind and hail last night because it would've been a nasty situation this morning if we did. I'm sure all the big roofing companies in our area were disappointed we didn't have hail because that's like hitting the jackpot on a slot machine. I remember one of them saying some years ago, "Hail is m … continue reading

A Run on Sugar

A Run on Sugar
It was quite the hectic day again to where I was starting to feel like a yo-yo with the all the comings and goings, but fortunately managed to get everything I needed done in a timely manner.Around mid-morning, I went out to 818 N. Pennsylvania and took all new exterior and interior photos. I'm hoping they'll be all the more presentative of tha … continue reading

Mell of a Hess

Mell of a Hess
Several times in the night, I was awakened by the rain, and sure enough, we must've received more than just a little because of the puddles I was driving thru in the streets as I was heading to work. When looking at the weather yesterday, I could've sworn we had only a slim chance of getting any precipitation in the night, but before darkness arriv … continue reading

Crispy Zing

Crispy Zing
It was so much of a pleasant morning, I made sure to get my quiet Sunday solitary religious time completed earlier, just so I could head out all the sooner and get started on some yard and garden work. Thank goodness there was a northerly breeze which helped to keep the flies and mosquitos from bothering too much.I was so much enjoying my free … continue reading

Their Dirtied Flyswatters

Their Dirtied Flyswatters
Another busy day arrived, and glad to find the sun shining again, with the exception of a few fluffy clouds randomly floating across our skies. My first order of the day, was to take a quick trip to the landfill, and not surprised to find a line had already formed fifteen minutes before they opened. It's a good thing I got there when I did, because … continue reading

Pandemic Proportions

Pandemic Proportions
If that cold north wind wasn't blowing, I think our temps would've climbed a little higher than the upper 60's, because I got the full blast of it this morning while standing out at an acreage waiting for the buyers to arrive, and with there being nothing much to slow or block it, I was quickly getting chilled to a point where I had to let myself i … continue reading

Not in Favor of Soaking

Not in Favor of Soaking
After waking this morning and finding it had rained again in the night, the weather channel sure got it wrong when saying we had only a 30% chance of rain yesterday. There must have been some strong wind gusts with it, because I noticed several big trees down this morning. Most don't realize that when our soil gets overly-saturated, tree roots aren … continue reading

Sipping Cheap Whiskey

Sipping Cheap Whiskey
It was certainly quite the storm we had last night which dumped bucket-loads of rain on us in a very short period of time to where our streets were getting flooded. One of the people who stopped by my office today who lives in a home in an out-lying area, said that once she was able to see the field behind her home after the rain let up, appeared a … continue reading