October 18, 2005 – Corn in the Shed

Today, we are ready for winter. Our wagons are full of corn and sitting safe and sound in the shed. The corn heats our house in the winter and especially this year, it is like money in the bank. I was concerned about the tires on the gravity wagon. Even though you don’t need great tires to travel a few thousand feet a year, it’s also not fun to try to replace a wheel in the field on a wagon loaded with 5 tons of corn. So I picked the tire that looked the worse and got a new used tire in its place.
After this trip in the field, I have a new candidate for next year – the tire that shed part of its tread and exposed the steel belts – but it made it into the shed alright. Sometimes things go right!