The Jacobsons chopped 40 acres of corn to fill both silos and a 200-foot silage bag.
The Jacobsons chopped 40 acres of corn to fill both silos and a 200-foot silage bag.

This past week has been busy with chopping corn silage but also one of reflection.  The corn has been excellent this year and we managed to fill both of our silos and a 200-foot silage bag with less then 40 acres worth of corn.  We only had a couple of small repairs that had to be made so overall this year went well. 

 It sometimes seems that if something is going right in one area that it’s almost inevitable that something will go wrong in another. Sadly this was the case for us.

On Thursday, Sept. 10, we received a call that no one ever wants. The call was to let us know that our great friend, Tom Schouviller, had unexpectedly passed away. Tom was only 46 years old.  He was a life long farmer, volunteer fireman, and friend to everyone he met.  You could always count on Tom to be there for you no matter what time of day or the weather. He would often put his own work aside to help out a friend. Tom was a heck of a guy and our entire family will miss him. 

This week also brought another “last, first time” for us — Ethan’s last first day of school. His senior year has started out as distance learning but we were just notified that the high school kids will resume the hybrid model of schooling.  I really hope that eventually the kids will be able to enjoy being back in the school full time.