Planting Fescue… and some HS basketball

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Yesterday I finished the task of cranking on some fescue seed on the refurbished ditch banks down at the Steen and Newman farms near Wheatland.   I loaded the bed of the Gator with a supply of seed, a hand scoop, and the hand-powered seeder.   The heated cabin of the Gator made it a comfortable ride to the field and back, and a place to warm back up between fills of fescue seed.  The soil was mostly frozen yesterday while I was working, making it easier to keep my footing in what might have otherwise been a bit muddy conditions.

My tools for scattering fescue seed on the ditch banks.

Looks like warmer days are predicted to return for the weekend, maybe up to 64ºF (18C) on Friday.  We had snow on the roof when the day began this morning!

We attended a basketball game at our local high school last night.  Our South Knox Spartans defeated our rival North Knox Warriors in a game that was a blowout early on, but got close at the end.  The gym was filled with fans.  Local doctor, Tom Thompson, was honored  before the varsity game for 40+ years of service to SK athletics.   Also in attendance was my old coach, Sam Alford (dad of Steve Alford) who coached the Spartans when SK was a new school 1968-1971.  It was great to see and visit with Coach Alford again.

The gym was pretty much filled with fans for the game vs. NK.

The ceremony for Dr. Thompson. L to R
SK Supt Tim Grove, Former Supt Brad Case, Coach Sam Alford, Dr. Tom and his wife Teri, and AD Chris Lancaster.

Even Buddy the Elf came to SK last night!

It was great to be out among all the SK fans last night.  Saw many old friends and shared some laughs.



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