I have lived in a exciting piece of time, being a baby boomer and growing up in the sixties. It was an era of mechanical technology in the United States of America.
Farming changed with the World and farms grew in size and versatility with displaced people moving to big towns and cities. We went from two row planters to sixteen row planters. One hundred or two hundred acres per farm to two or three thousand acres per farm, on the average. We've went from eighty bushels of corn per acre to two hundred forty bushels per acres with no irrigating needed.
The Worlds population has exploded and one of the ways to feed the population is synthetic foods.
Examples- Milk made from distilled soybeans, cheese made from soybeans and by products.
Meat production that takes grains that a human can eat will slowly go out of economical feasibility.
Instead I can someday see alternative crops produced to provide needed protein.
Example.- Variety of a Garbanzo Bean, or Russian Thistle, planted in the winter, grown and cut by early summer.
Dried in the field until the moisture content is forty percent. Put into vats to ferment with a special bacteria.
Heated to capture the alcohol for fuel.
The remaining product is put into a artificial digester and when it becomes ninety percent soluble is distributed to special silos that are one hundred feet in height.
Inside the silos are mindless mammal tissue masses that grow to fill the silos.
When the mass reaches a certain height, a door at the bottom is opened to harvest the bottom third of the mass.
The tissue mass slides to the bottom and continues to grow.
The process takes one pound of dry matter digested product to grow into five pounds of a human digestible product.
The product is ground, packaged, and sold as a protein burger.
Sound simple until some biocenologest creates a super cell gastric bacteria for better fermentation, and wipes out all mammals in the World due to inflammation of the Ileum, causing Ileus, inducing a slow and painful death.
Today that sounds like one big whopper. But in the future it might become a reality. Who knows?
| Has anyone ever wondered how some towns got their names. Thermopholis Wyoming, Fairbanks Alaska, Epiphany (E-pif-any)South Dakota. Lets talk about Winner South Dakota and how the town got it's name!
In 1905 a town was established called Lamro, supposedly by where the train tracks were coming. Three years later the train came through and missed the town by two and a half miles. The railroad put in a depot alongside the tracks and people immediately started building by the depot. They named the place Winner because it would be the winning place to be.
Lamro partitioned the railroad to move the depot one mile west alongside the tracks and name the site Lamro! Why not just change the original depot's name? It was already Winner! Why get into a dispute as a third party?
From the Lamro Journal (January 28,1910
It is all off. The struggle is over! We are going to Winner. Like Saul of Tarsus, we for a time fought against the inevitable, and likewise heard a voice saying, "It is hard to kick against the pricks!" The battle is over, we feel the relief which comes to a new convert who has shaken off the shackles of sin!
We have studied this move carefully. It has cost us many hours of sleep. The only conclusions we can reach are these: Winner has the depot; we want to be in a railroad town; we would just as soon be here as on a railroad without a depot; that one move is better then two.
One week after it was announced in the Journal of the loss, thirty of the fifty five building were moved to Winner and Winner went on to become the county site of Tripp Co.
Like the towns before eluded to, in Lamro temperatures had risen, nothing could be banked on to be fair but the people had an epiphany and all became winners in the end!
| Ya,ya! Nothing like the good old reminder on your E-mail saying, Reminder, update your Blog! Now if this was Facebook you would post your favorite picture of your least favorite pet. But, since this isn't I will tell what I've been up to. While I've been scanning Facebook, I've been thinking about three cowgirls chewing tobacco! I've got part of it down in story form. Now I've got to finish the story to see how it ends! Just kidding! A Buddy of mine already told me how he drove away forty four years ago and has always wondered how their lives turned out! Oh the joy of unrequited love!!
| I'm at an age when I should realize that there are certain limitations that one must face! So I have finally decided, (sigh) I'm never going to be an opera singer. Everything else is still a possibility and could happen in the future. Let's hope that's in the near future!!
| So I had a dream I won the Powerball Lottery! I was soo excited looking at my winning numbers, realizing they matched! So excited that the dream woke me up! Then I hear my wife talking in her sleep about all the things she wants to buy ant the cruise ship she'd like to spend a year on! WOW! She must have seen my dream and is already planning. Can you be too connected?
| As a person becomes older he starts looking back in life and wonders what if anything he will be remembered by! As a child will he be remembered as being a smart, obedient kid? Not me! Self centered was I and none to smart. As a young man I was just another working stiff! Even more so because I hadn't studied to get good grades as a kid and manual jobs is what I did. As a family man I focused more on my job then my family and did not excel in that either. In my later years I've enjoyed improving my mind and writing stories but I feel I'll never be good enough or focused enough to have something published!
The other day on Facebook someone asked the question, If you had something to say on your Tombstone, what would you have written? Good Question! After thinking about this I thought of something that would be about as honest an answer as any answer could be!
| Many times I feel I have nothing to say in my Blog on a given day and therefor say nothing. Today it was brought to my attention a Blog a friend of mine has been writing that I knew nothing about. It has in depth philosophical questions guided by American and Mid American virtues and is a very good read. The Blog can be found by typing in your search page on your computer, mhuenemann.blogspot.com I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
| That winter Lois and I went to my sister for the fortytwo dominoes parties and it seemed like there were less men then I remembered. Among the sister's friends was Lucille, who liked to flirt with me. One of the things about fortytwo and trying to take all the tricks was saying, "I'm going to plunge!" Lucille would look at me and say, "Herman are you going to plunge?"
I loved hearing how she said that, so I would say when she was my partner, "Do you want me to plunge Lucille?"
She would say right in front of Lois, "Herman, you can plunge anytime you want to. You don't have to ask me!"
And she didn't ask Lois when she started buying me shirts and saying. "I've got some shirts at the house that you should stop by and try on. Anytime would be fine, day or night, and I would love for you to stay awhile!" She wanted....I thought that part of my life was over with! It's never to late in life to realize you can still be wrong! Blow me over and tickle me with a feather, she knew how to make me feel truly alive! The bad thing was I had to break Lois's heart when I didn't come home some nights and I had to tell her GOOD BY! It's terrible when you feel like a cad and are happy at the same time!