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Monday, November 24, 2014

#30 Days of AG November 23 & 24: A Day Off and Helping Hands

Well poo!  I missed yesterday's post so I am combining two posts for today.

Yesterday Tall Guy and I escaped for a little us time.  Thanks to our IFB District Director, Kevin Underwood, we went down to Indy to watch our first professional football game!  Yep we watched the Colts whoop the Jaguars 23-3.  FUN!!!!!

I looked at my BIG camera, but opted just to take my Samsung 5 and shoot pictures with it.  I still don't like the close up shots, but it did capture the view from where we sat.

First we sat at the Slippery Noodle for a bit of beverage and nibble food.  TG's friend from high school manages the place, and I actually got to meet him briefly.  It was quite busy there.






There were about a bazillion little girls with pompoms out on the field to entertain us a half time.


Now this is a fun story.  Tall Guy and I had found our seats and were getting settled, when TG spotted this gentleman, and told me as he pointed, "Now THAT'S how I am going to let my beard grow!"  I gave him a look, but didn't say much as the 6'4" gentleman sat down right next to TG.  If you don't know me well, you need to understand that I will strike up a conversation with just about anyone I meet.  Imagine our delight to find out Mr. M and his wife are from Stuben County, and they are Indiana Farm Bureau members, quite active with their Young Farmer program both at the county and state level.  Of course we started chatting about crops and farmer stuff during lulls in the game. We had our smart phones out showing pictures of our different grounds, and we chatted about windmills. We made new friends and look forward to seeing them at our IFB State Convention next month in French Lick.


During one of the quarter or halftime breaks, the televisions played a clip of a Colt project conducted earlier last week.  Click HERE to see how corn farmers, Indiana Soybean Alliance, the Indianapolis Colts, and FFA members all worked together to Pack Meals for the Hungry.

Bayer is also sponsoring a great #Thankful4Ag project:  Please click HERE to go to that site and create a virtual meal that will help feed ten families for every one share.  It's easy-peasy!

These two projects warm my heart because Ag communities understand how much it takes in money and effort to feed people.  There are so many ways to help those whose Thanksgiving tables will not be as full as ours, and the spirit of giving is in the air.  Look around and see where you might be able to lend a hand or your support to those in need.


2 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun date!!! I love the beards.. there is a lot of love behind a beard, just look at Santa and Jesus. : ) I remember when they were the Baltimore Colts and all of the boys in my family were crazy over them. I've never been to an NFL game.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thanks Leslie! You and your family have a great Thanksgiving Day as well. Not sure if I will be able to watch any football games since I won't be at my own house, but I might just be sneaking a peak at my smart phone to keep up with the scores! I'm by far the biggest sports nut in the family tree, at least on my husband's side of it!

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