Sunday, September 25, 2016

A touch of Farmers' Day

I'd really like to thank you kind readers for the well wishes and support as I navigate (with no little whining) the road to recovery. Very thoughtful and touching and appreciated. I am blessed.

Saturday was the 90th iteration of Farmers' Day in Kimball. It started as a day to honor county farmers and ranchers who the locals understood were the producers which allowed the community to survive economically. Things haven't changed economically, and I'll just leave it at that.

Here are a few images from the parade.

The kids always put a smile on my face.
As does the Color Guard from Frankie Warren AFB. You can either have marching, or nukular weapons deliverin', but not both. Hmm. Maybe a sixth week of boot camp? Just teasing. When I was that age and not deployed I usually had a massive hangover on Saturday morning too.
KVFD finally took delivery of their new fire engine.
KHS Band! They're really good this year. I had a video but my phone decided to reformat its card...
A '61-ish Nash/Hudson Metropolitan from Wyoming.
Cub Scouts have returned to town after a 20 year absence.
 The next five images should be enjoyed in sequence.

VERY autumnal light.
Those are BIG oxen!
And a couple of videos. 

And best for last, the Junior High Band! These kids are my favorites for some reason.

Mom was telling me last evening how cool Farmers' Day used to be. She tells great stories about the husband calling contests which were (and remain, IMO) legendary.

Huskers managed to defeat both Northwestern and themselves last evening. Nice to see them returning to their Cornhusker Traditions and away from whatever that maniac bo pelini was trying to accomplish.

And now I'm off to soak the foot. 


  1. Nothing warms my heart more than watching a small town parade.


    1. Something special about 'em. They gotta bring back the husband calling contest though...

  2. The 5 part photo set is interesting. Earlier tonight, I was watching STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE. In the episode, the Vulcan Science Officer, had gotten poisoned my a material used for hull plating, and was having nightmares. There was a part where she wakes up with a look of abject terror on her face. Jolene Blalock, who plays T'Pol, is a somewhat petite woman. Isn't it interesting how we males are had wired to defend females, that even a photographic image of a fictional female character, or a little girl who got bumped by what one assumes is her brother, still brings out an automatic BONG BONG BONG BONG Terrified/weeping female sighted. Find out who created this situation, and destroy! BONG BONG BONG BONG.

    1. It's interesting how we're wired that way. Is it a feature or a bug?

  3. Feature, I should think. Females provide us with the young hat carry on the race. One male can father hundreds of children, so we males are cheap, but eggs are scarce, and very expensive, so defend the females is very hard wired in us. I suspect that is also why females tend to scamper in the face of the threat, again, defend the eggs.