A little bit of this, a little bit of that.

10 apples, 3 peach, 2 cherry, 3 pear, 2 plum, 1 paw paw, 2 apricot, 2 figs, 1 serviceberry.  4 grapes, a fence of blackberries, black raspberries,  red raspberries, white raspberries, 2 honeyberry bushes, 2 currant bushes, strawberry patch, rhubarb patch, asparagus patch.   Hops.  Smokebush, magnolia, pine, weeping willow, contorted hazelnut.  3 flowering dogwoods.  1 Pussy Wilow.  Wildflower garden.  Herb garden.   Inventory of trees, bushes, and fruits that Linda and I have planted, so far.  300 pounds of potting soil made, two dozen pots filled with bounty for next year’s cupboards.   All our own comestibles grown above ground  this year, something that can be done anywhere.  Gives us much confidence that we will be able to feed ourselves for the rest of our days.

Coming up on our 6 year anniversary here at the Bar None.   Bar None Beer Miles.  Winter Fitness Series.   Twin Rivers YMCA Half Marathon.  Valley 7 Lakes Marathon.  Seeds of another sort sewn.  #ValleyStrong

Repairs continue on our studio.  Lingering effects from the Great Flood of 2019.  Electric panel, hot water heater, well pressure tank, water softener, furnace, a/c all replaced.  Another huge thank you to everyone that contributed to our go fund  me page.

Lost a couple of T&F V cards already this year.  First time to the Drake Relays.  First time to the Nebraska HS State Champs at Burke.  Some very impressive performances.  Something sticking in my craw from last weekend.  The boys 100M time of 10.53 was disallowed due to the gusting southerly winds.  The boys 110 hurdles run within the same small window, flags a flying, Darius Luff’s 13.69 record was allowed.  I mean I know what I saw, somebody splain this to me please.

Love him or hate him, Parker Stinson (1:13:47) got the  American Record for 25K in Grand Rapids a couple weekends ago.

I’ve stepped almost completely away from the USATF Nebraska Association.  Here’s something though:  The LDR program is to receive a portion of every LDR membership in the state, rough estimate is anywhere from 1500-2500/ year.  The LDR program is to also receive a flat fee for every sanctioned LDR event in the state.  Rough estimate around 1500/year.  As far as I know from the previous chairs the LDR program has not received a penny from the association leadership over the last 3 years.  Prompting your scribe and program founder to wonder where the hell this money has gone and why there is no flying fur.