It looks to become an annual tradition.  It’s the GFL and it occurs on a Sunday afternoon in November.  Grandpa’s Football League. 

The lawn mower came out to move the leaves out of the way, a goalpost set up, and even a little barn-lime to mark the field. 

Joe’s parents have 14 grandkids that are within 11 years of each other and all live within  7 miles of home. Pretty good group of players if I do say so myself. 

A new addition this year was very necessary in my son’s opinion.  Light towers. 

If your husband ever mentions something about buying a “few light towers”, tell him no.   I didn’t, and now they are just a good reason for him to work later.  I will admit they were kinda cool for the football game tonight though. 

Harvest is wrapping up for us like it is for most people in our area.  Yields were good, especially considering the incredibly wet spring we had.  Not too far from us, some farmers have grown phenomenal crops. 

There is still a bunch of tillage to do on the land where corn was harvested.  We don’t do tillage on soybean ground usually.  We again planted cover crops of radishes, turnips, and rapeseed as soon as the corn silage was harvested and that looks great. 

Joe has big plans for installing more tile in the next few weeks to better drain excess water away from fields. He usually works at it until the ground is frozen solid (it seems that way anyhow).  He has some projects going on at the dairy too so he may not make as much progress this week as he hopes. 

We are very thankful for a safe harvest.  The weather lately makes winter seem more bearable. I encourage you to take the time to enjoy some traditions — whether they involve light towers or not!


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