It's 0 degrees out this morning and thank goodness the wind has died down because it was brutal all day yesterday. When we went to the barn to milk last night, the milk house was frozen. This morning was much better, but the skidsteer doesn't feel like running too well...it's just too cold!
I had a great time at the Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference. When I left Thursday morning, I left 2 inches of snow to drive into 2 feet of snow. A two hour trip took three and a half. And on the way, I did Rural Route Radio with Trent Loos so that slowed me down...I actually sat in a McDonalds parking lot and did the show and then went the rest of the way to the conference. Trent dogged me about not being able to get there on time....but what doesn't he dog me about?
Thursday evening I returned the favor when I introduced him. I said he had come up with a new clothing line for pets called the Loos Wear pet clothing line made from his red shirts....believe it or not, there were a couple of people who came up to me the next day wanting more information on this new pet clothing. Yes, I set them straight.
Trent did a fabulous job with his talk and even got a standing ovation....I wonder how often that happens? Friday was a great day with the Partners Program. Rebecca Long Chaney was our main speaker and she did a great job. But I have to say the highlight of the day was when we learned how to salsa dance. It could've been the combination of funny farmwives learning how to dance while starring at a very nice looking dance instructor, but whatever the reason, I nearly fell over with laughter as the group of us danced around to latin music. The great thing is we got it all one tape! One other note was a surprise visit with one of my good friends from college...Ernie Birchmier. He and I had a chance to catch up on life and then I asked him to come speak to our group about the threat of HSUS to animal agriculture. He wasn't prepared for that, but did a great job...he's great under pressure.