Thursday, October 23, 2014

Not There Yet... But... Ever Closer to the End...

No No No... I'm not the goofy whack job on the street corner in a bed sheet and sandwich board preachin' about the end of the world and callin' all sinners to repent... ever'body knows that the end of the world only comes along... when you run out of beer anyway...

Nah... I'm talking about the 2014 Montana Beet Harvest. Except for lockin' the doors... it's juuuuuust almost done.

We had no work in the Quality Lab yesterday night 'cause there weren't enough samples in to bother firing up the lab... which is ok... was the first full day off I think since September... buuuuut... I'd just as soon jump some gullies and get the work done, so I can get south before ol' Jack comes rippin' in here with a genuine Northern plains blizzard!

They're takin' bets on whether we'll be done tomorrow or Monday... I'm HOPIN' on tomorrow. If my wishes meet up with reality I'll hitch up early Saturday and make the easy haul to Sheridan on Saturday...

If they don't... I guess we'll have to sit in the county playground over the weekend... waiting to finish up at the start of another week... which isn't ALL bad, considering they pretty much pay us to be here... yeah yeah I know... whine if they tried to hang me with a new rope.

I want the broke in one so it don't scratch my neck!

Projects and Plans a waitin'... books to write and leather to carve... but none of it can start... until the last sample is tested and I'm haulin' south!

Brian

6 comments:

Denis and Sandy Letendre said...

If it wasn't for your post, I would never had known that there was such a thing as a beet harvest. Hated beets as a kid (told mom they tasted like dirt) but as a so-called grown up, I've acquired the taste.

john said...

soon to phoenix for NASCAR more jingle in the front pocket have fun roll on cowboy 133

Brian said...

Denis and sandy; Well...these aren' those purple beets you eat that way :-P these here are the sugar beets a heavy % of your sugar comes from... also the sugar in a LOT of the major candy and chocolate makers comes from... yup... Sugar Beets1

John; No NASCAR this year... gonna move on to other things...

Ted Webster said...

Brian,
Sounds like you got an itch to scratch, and the only way to get it done is the drivers seat of your rig----Happy Trails!

p.s.---really like reading your blog, reminds me of the onion and watermelon fields around Phoenix years ago when they still farmed there.

turnwhentheroaddoes.com said...

Good luck and here's hopin' you don't get a surpris blizard up there.

Pretty nice down here i the desert.

john said...

soon ,,a couple weeks ,,back to being nascar tram driver ..wow having fun