Friday, November 30, 2012
It’s a beautiful day in southern Indiana. The sun is bright, the sky is clear. 59 degrees. A gentle breeze is blowing. In some ways, it feels like April, not November.
The Shepards have begun their move into the Waldo farm, in order to install about 30 acres of drainage tile. The big black rolls are on site, as well as the tile trenching machine. We hope to see action next week.
Philip is nearing his destination of Portland, Oregon, where he will establish his home. It was a bit emotional for Pat and me as we watched him drive away on Wednesday morning. But it will be a great adventure for him, and a neat place for us to visit.
Tonight, the local high school boys basketball team has their first home game of the season. The South Knox Spartans will be playing the White River Valley Wolverines. Should it be basketball season already? Just another indicator of how fast the calendar pages turn. SK has a new coach this year, Mark Rohrer is the 23-year-old leading the team. He describes himself as someone with a ‘high motor’. Let’s hope that energy transmits to the players too. After all, we are in Indiana, where HS basketball is King. Many people from other parts of the country are amazed when they learn that a modest-sized high school like ours (350 students) has a gym that seats 3600! And it is pretty much filled for every home game, even in years when the team is experiencing a ‘down’ year. It’s just what we do.
Pat and I have decided that we will indeed host a young french farmer for the month of June. We are hopeful it will be a good experience for him and us.