Friday, October 14, 2011

Continuing Ed Tomorrow

Producers is the name of the big feed co-op store in Bryan.  Their advertising slogan is 'Everything Ag' and that's a pretty fitting description of what you can find there.  In addition to all the normal things you'd expect at a feed store, they offer free one hour seminars on Saturdays, covering a variety of subjects that would interest  most any farmer, rancher or homesteader.  The seminars are held at 11:00 on Saturday mornings in a small section of the store that's set up like a casual den ...complete with fireplace and big comfy chairs.  The subject this weekend is Fall Vegetable Gardening and the speaker is Professor Joe Masahni, an Extension Vegetable Specialist from Texas A&M. 

I don't know if I'll learn anything new in the class, but I'm pretty sure it won't be a waste of my time.  I happen to think that adding to your own store of knowledge is an essential part of being prepared.  The timing for this class is great and the price is perfect.  We were just talking last week about whether to plant a fall garden this year and what we should grow and since the class is free ...well, you just can't beat free! 
There is always a list of errands that need to be done on Saturdays and this weekend is no different.  The oil needs changing in the little truck, a trash run has to be made to the local collection station and now I have this class I want to attend in Bryan.  Yeoldfurt will be tied up at the the Appleseed shoot in Millican all day tomorrow and again on Sunday,  so I'll take care of whatever needs to be done this weekend. He'll load up tonight and leave bright and early for the shoot in the morning.  I'll be leaving an hour or so behind him so I can be first in line at the Kwik Kar in Caldwell when they open.   I should be back home by 9:00, giving me plenty of time to make the trash run and start the weekend laundry before I need to leave for the class in Bryan.

After the class, I'll gas up at the HEB in Bryan because it's always 10-15 cents cheaper than the stations in Caldwell.  Then I have a short list of items to pick up while I'm at HEB and I should be back home by 2:00.  Yeoldfurt will call me when he's heading home after the shoot, but I don't expect to hear from him until at least 5:00.  That gives me three or four hours to finish the laundry and have a nice dinner for him when he gets home.  I've told him he's off the roster as far as feeding the critters or any other chores this weekend.  He's managed to finagle a day off work on Sunday so that he can attend both days of the shoot and I just want him to enjoy himself.  There are plenty of weekends that he has shouldered all the responsibilities for me so I could go visit the granddaughter in San Antonio.  This is my opportunity to return the favor. 

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Blogger Craig Cavanaugh said...

I can't even get support from the wife when I'm WORKING (which is all I seem to do). You're a good person HB, and YOF is lucky to have you.

October 14, 2011 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Mamma Bear said...

Sounds like a very busy day! Have fun in the gardening class.... I wish we had some classes around here to help us more with our sand bed.

I'll be canning various ground beef recipes and working on the Pazebo!

October 15, 2011 at 5:30 AM  
Blogger HossBoss said...

Aw shucks, Craig... YOF does for me and I do for him, every day. Whether it's a hair-brained idea I've come up with or a trip to see the granddaughter in San Antonio, when I mention it to YOF, the first thing he always says is 'if that's what you want to do, I'll support you.' Ninety percent of what either of us do, we do together. The few things we do separately for whatever reason, each of us supports the other one hundred percent in the endeavor. We both know we have it good.

: )

October 15, 2011 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger HossBoss said...

It'll be busy, Mamma Bear, but hopefully productive with a little bit of fun here and there. If all goes as planned, I might even squeeze in some saddle time this afternoon!

Looking forward to pictures of progress on the Pazebo and I hope you plan to share your ground beef recipes. I hope, I hope...

: )

October 15, 2011 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Stephen said...

I so agree on the support of the wife doesn't really like to shoot, she will, but I don't force the issue. I could care less for shopping...but I do for her sake. Thus, we have a marriage.

October 15, 2011 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger HossBoss said...

Exactly, Stephen ...the benefits of a little give and take in a relationship can't be measured. I like to shoot whereas Yeoldfurt LOVES to shoot. For me, it's interesting, can be fun but it's not a passion. For him it's fascinating, exhilarating and IS a passion. I think when you love someone, doing something to make THEM happy is far more fulfilling than doing something to make yourself happy.

: )

October 15, 2011 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I hope you learned a lot and the class was worth it. The Ag classes used to be very informative and you can't beat the price.

Sounds like a busy day, but I'm sure all of your days are busy.

The Grouch needs to make a trip to take the trash off to our local facility, he does that on Tuesdays when the cans are full, and they will be soon.

I take the trans out, he takes the trash off.

That is a perfect marriage, where you compliment each other with your abilities, likes, dislikes. The Grouch and I are that way

Right Truth

October 15, 2011 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger HossBoss said...

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October 15, 2011 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger HossBoss said...

Well, nothing like leaving a comment with a glaring TYPO on your very own blog ...shame on me!

What I meant to say is...
The class was great, Debbie. I hoped it would be at least relevant and useful but it far exceeded my expectations. I learned a lot and will be doing a post soon to share the information.

That doesn't surprise me at all about you and the Grouch ...isn't it great being married to your best friend!?!

: )

October 15, 2011 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger SHARON said...

You're a blessed woman!

October 16, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger HossBoss said...

Yes I am, Sharon ...very much so!

: )

October 16, 2011 at 9:36 AM  

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