Monday, June 30, 2008

Farm Progress Hay Expo

Last week was the world famous Farm Progress Hay Expo. This year it was held near Ossian, Iowa. It's about as much fun as a person can have standing fully clothed.

This was the exhibit field from a mile away.

Susie and Dena always do a great job of keeping things under control.

A view of the food court from my booth.

Holding an event like this on a gravel road is a dusty proposition.

A liquid manure tank was used to water down the road for dust control.

Northeast Iowa has some great scenery.

People watching hay equipment demonstrations.

Bored, so I photographed a reflection of some equipment.

Still bored.

Then, the field demos started near where I was. These forage harveters are amazing!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I am alive

just been very busy

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Supreme Being

Apparently, the "Supreme Being" of your choice did not want this house or road or Lake Delton where they were:

Monday, June 9, 2008

Captain Crab's Stolen Quote of the Day

"Vegetarians claim to be immune from most diseases but they have been known to die from time to time."

George Bernard Shaw

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sometimes Things Go Wrong

When going into an unknown environment, careful planning is of the utmost importance. Porter Berry, a producer for "The O'Reilly Factor" went on a "sneak attack" of Bill Moyers, who was speaking at the National Conference for Media Reform.

Porter do a little bit more planning next time!

Note: The audio is not great.

Mr. Moyer's speech as well as several others can be seen here.

A Bridge of Calhoun County

Since I was lax and did not take any pictures of the "Bridges of Madison County", here is a picture of "A Bridge of Calhoun County".

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Captain Crab's Week

Winterset, Iowa is in Madison County, which is home to some famous bridges that spawned a movie that I never saw, and actor John Wayne. I was lucky enough to stay in the "John Wayne" room. It has several framed tributes to the "Duke" and really lousy wireless internet reception.


What a movie! Ricky Nelson brought the teenage girls to the theatres! Marketing genius!

The man who never served in the armed forces in uniform.

"The Horses of Madison County."

I didn't know the "Confederate States of America" included Iowa?

We had heavy rain Thursday night. This is a cornfield, not a lake.

Make up your own caption for this one.

Monday, June 2, 2008