Dave Schroeder
Cornstalk bales

     There was a slight change in the Nebraska landscape last fall as seemingly more producers cut and baled remaining cornstalks in fields.   Perhaps to supplement their own cattle rations through winter or take advantage of the opportunity to sell to cattle feeders looking for dry matter as a result of short supplies of thier own due to the drought.     The amount of cornstalk bales in fields was considerably more than what is normally seen in traditional alfalfa fields during summer.   These pics were obviously taken before the snow and ice set in.  Prices for cornstalk bales on the Nebraska Hay Hotline range from $50 per ton to $120 per ton.

Sandhill Cranes spend some time in Nebraska

      I had a chance to cruise some of the back roads along the central Platte River this past weekend to take in the spring migration of the Sandhill Cranes.   I found one spot in the evening where they were roosting on two small islands in the river.  No you can't see much and the winds prevented my from getting better audio but, you get the idea by listening to it.

Sandhill Crane video on March 18, 2012

The Great Outdoors

     Rifle deer season has come and gone this month.  I'm sure a lot of memories were created from the ones that were harvested and the ones that got away.  Besides shooting with a rifle, it was fun to take a few shots with my camera.  I've always said that half of the hunt is also enjoying the land you're on.  Here are a couple of shots.from this year's venture.

Celebrating 100 years of Chevrolet

Plum Creek Motors in Lexington held an open house and business after hours on October 20th with the theme of "Celebrating 100 years of Chevrolet".  The annual open house has become a special event in the community with the gracious staff of the dealership.  I had a chance to get a sneak peak before the doors opened.   Co-owners Tom and Kathy Feltes paused long enough for a picture during their preparations.  A drawing was held for a baseball bat and baseball in a nod to the 1970s with the commercial jingle "baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet".  Some car enthusiasts also joined the fun by bringing their antique autos for display.