Yes, the good news is I found the jackall that I lost off the back of the tractor last fall. It was pretty much buried in the mud underneath the old rotting balestack I had been clearing up with tractor and blade.
Bad news.....as the photo shows, apparently I drove over it or something as it was severely bent sideways making it appear like scrap iron. But good news, I was able to straighten the beam and the handle (which broke and I had to weld) so I think it will be almost as good as new.
Our spring weather is another good/bad news scenario. Its always nice to see spring but this is almost a month early following a dry (sort of) winter. If the dry warm trend continues into the growing season we could see very little crop production. All the fertilizer and pesticide in the world will not produce a crop without rain. And this wild wind the past couple of days puts me in mind of The Wind Our Enemy
Also, this Viterra Grain Company Buyout , is it a good/bad thing for farmers? The main thing is that the stocks will show a profit and share holders will stay happy. If it also happens to benefit the farmers, that is only incidental I think.