Friday, April 25, 2008

A Lament

Rain, Rain go away.
Come again another day.

Here in good ol' Iowa it has been raining for over 24 hours straight and the soil was saturated before it started to rain so all of the creeks, streams, and rivers are on the rise. They are sandbagging in several local communities and some schools don't have classes today because of the flooding. As luck would have it, I live on a ridge and I don't have to worry about flooding but I have many friends who do live in flood prone areas. One currently has water over their road so no one can get in or out of their place. That should make it interesting getting the milk truck in and out today.

With the way the soil conditions are here, it looks like it will be the first week of May before I will be able to get into the fields. That is the way it goes.

Grace and Peace!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

What is this all about?

What is this all about?

Good Question.

What will be written on here? Who am I? Why do I have a blog? What is the meaning of life?

Hmmm.... All very fair questions.

Lets start with what will be written on here, I expect it will be a lot of this, that, and the other thing. Probably some will be related to my political viewpoints (libertarianesque Democrat), my religious viewpoints (Methodist-Episcopalian), where I come from (rural Iowa), and what I do (am a farmer but support my farming habit by being a real estate appraiser).

Who am I? Well, not to give too much away but my name is Kevin and I'm married with five kids. I am involved in my local community, am on the school board, in various community groups, active in politics and active in Church.

Why do I have a blog? Well, I think it is a lot like having a journal, but having it wide open to other ideas and critiques from anybody and everybody. So let me know if there is anything that you disagree or agree with on here.

What is the meaning of life? Now that is saving the best for last..... The answer is: I don't know.
But I believe hints can be found in scriptural texts from across the world with the best being the Christian Bible.

So I am always up for a bit of debate on nearly anything.

Thanks for reading!