Jane's Letters

December 2020

December 2020

Season’s greetings! To all our readers. It feels like winter has arrived, with colder temperatures, some snow now and again. We are nearing the 1st day of winter, and before long, the last day of 2020. What a year it has been. Hopefully the next one will be calmer. Rufus & I spent the last 10 days in PA, with his Dad and handicapped sister, taking a turn to care for her. She was born with Spina Bifida, and since her stroke almost 8 years ago, she needs almost total care. She is easy to care for, which is nice....

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November 2020

November 2020

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, seems like time just flies. We’ve had a lovely, few weeks, the other day it was raining and dreary, oh, how dismal it seemed! All sunshine isn’t good, but it is nice. Last week Rufus was on the road, visiting Hy-Vee stores in S Dakota and Minnesota. He got into a blizzard-like snowstorm in S Dakota, got a motel earlier than planned. He also had snow in Minneapolis, not as much. And here it was in the 50’s. I was not envious. The orders keep coming in at the plant, we really do need...

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October 2020

October 2020

Fall has arrived, crisp cool mornings and evenings, and by now, cooler days. I like this weather almost as much as spring. We haven’t had a total killing frost yet, sounds like it will next week for sure, if not before.

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September 2020

September 2020

This past week wasn’t quite as warm most days as the one before, in the upper 80’s instead of upper 90’s. Predictions for this week sound much better, in the 60’s for the high a couple of days. I am ready for it; it has been very warm. Last month I wrote how nice and green it is, that changed. It is now dry and brown. The grass crunches when you walk across the yard, there are cracks in the ground. The heat, on top of the dry weather, dried the corn down very fast. The window for silage making...

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