Sleep? What’s That?


It’s 1:17 a.m. That’s a weird time to be blogging about corn, right?

Well, oddly enough, it’s not. Because there are farmers all over the country who are still in tractors planting. And at the end of the growing season, most farmers will operate on little-to-no sleep to make sure the crops get out of the field in time to meat elevator requirements and quotas.
So far this planting season, I’ve been called on to keep four different farmers “company” during late nights. Two were phone conversations. One was in person. And the last, right now, is happening via Twitter. Apparently the creative combination of auto-steer and Blackberry makes this both possible and efficient.
This post may not make a lot of sense. It’s 1:22 a.m. now, I don’t expect it to make sense. It’s brief and to the point: farmers lose sleep to make sure you eat. So, thank farmers. Thank them a lot.
As not tired as I am right now, I should get some sleep. So, I’m hitting the hay. Goodnight, and safe wishes to all the men and women pulling all-nighters this planting season!
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