Many people can really problem solve – oftentimes, problem solving happens using tools at hand and at the moment. May not be perfect, but the creativity involved in taking mental inventory of what tools you have with you and laying them in such an order no where close to what they are designed for illustrates the amazing thought processes of the human mind. Truly, that is not an accident but a purposeful design of our Creator.
Well, with that lead in, you’d think i would share something just truly amazing and complex, yet it’s not. Simply using junk we have around the barn fashioned in such manner to solve a problem i personally have. Our 3 compartment mineral pans are somewhat heavy and certainly cumbersome, so i choose to never pick it up to move it. Obviously, if there is kelp, salt, and phosphorus inside totally negates that proposition. I had made a previous drag design, but it would only last about 16 months. Hoping this new design will last much longer.
Although the mineral tubs empty are not super heavy, they are bulky and awkward to lift and load and if there is any product still inside, it’s virtually impossible for me to load it. So, years ago, i came up with a way to move it without lifting it instead by dragging. After about 3 years, i’ve given up with the first method i invented because it kept failing about once a year and i’d need to rebuild it, so, i came up with a new plan. Simpler and easier to replace or repair should the need arise.
I purchased this open pollinated corn seed from Welter’s Seed with the intent of actually planting it and harvesting a large crop. However, the reality is, i don’t have a corn planter and no one to plant a small plot, so now to find a use for these seeds. I decided we needed to eat them.
Mercy me! What happened to June!!! Busy month for us, but the biggest event by far was that our youngest son is now married to a wonderful farm girl from Iowa. They are now settling into life together in a small place outside Des Moines. It’s a bit of a drive to her work and he works at home remotely for the same outfit he worked for in Parkville, MO. Although they’ve never lived together, they say that after only three weeks, it just feels normal. Even the pastor who married them commented to me that they may be the most suited for one another couple he’s ever married. They both love God and serve Him by teaching youngsters and reaching out to international students when they were each in their respective universities. In fact, it was through their involvement in the non denominational on-campus Christian ministries that they met. God is good all the time.
It’s a huge adjustment for me that my baby is married – that gives us moms a different position in their sons’ lives and it’s tough to accept, but it’s a good thing. Her parents and sisters and extended family are our family now and we could not be more blessed.
I still cry, but hey, that’s just the reality of it. I’m happy for all of us, but the realisation that so much change is and has been and the years just simply flying by and getting old, and, and, and…..