For me, spring hasn’t yet fully arrived, regardless of temperature, until Opening Day of the Cincinnati Reds. Monday, March 31 was an Opening Day that I will not forget. The Reds lost. Darn it! But, the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade, barbecue Ribs at the Montgomery Inn, which is right on the Ohio River, the smell of La Rosa’s pizza by the slice, fresh green grass, and America’s favorite pastime, make Opening Day one that remains special regardless of win or loss.
Spring is here! Although, I haven’t decided yet if the Reds have realized that, they aren’t starting off very good! At the writing of this blog, the Reds are 2-6 and already 3.5 games out of first place. That’s a horrible start! But, does that mean that is how they’ll finish?
Categories: Field Stories
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I know nobody is going to believe it, but I just recently turned 40. You are probably thinking, surely he is way older than 40, isn’t he? But my wife decorated my office with the normal black balloons and other paraphernalia that is supposed to make you feel old, so I am sure it was my 40th. Although it didn’t work as I feel much younger physically than I did 10 years ago when I turned 30. I mentioned in an earlier blog how I had lost some weight recently, and I am much more active than I was a year or two ago, so physically I feel much younger on my 40th birthday than I have on my last several birthdays.
Categories: Beck's Research, Looking Past the Numbers
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It’s been a crazy couple of weeks with traveling and trying to dodge the winter storms that we’re getting hit with here in the Midwest. So for today’s blog post, I thought it would be nice to share a lighthearted story with you to give you a little smile on this cold winter day.
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The snow and brutally cold temperatures we have endured over the past couple weeks makes doing anything outdoors uncomfortable. However, for those that want to fight the cold weather and still have some fun outdoors, now is a great time of year. One of the best things that winter brings to hunters is hungry coyotes. The conditions lately are perfect to call-in and shoot these wild canines.
Categories: Outdoors with Mike Roux
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This coming Sunday, after church has let out and the chores have been done, football fans all across the U.S. will be crowding around their televisions for one of the most anticipated games of the year. The Super Bowl!
Now, sports haven’t been a regular topic in my blog, but they have been a big part of my life, and my family memories. so I wanted to share a little about our family Superbowl gatherings. And if you stay with me until the end of the post, you might find a pretty awesome recipe for you to bring to the party!
Categories: Family and Farming
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I’ll be honest, I was putting off writing my blog today because I wasn’t sure exactly what subject to focus on. So instead of grabbing my laptop and trying to type something up, I watched a movie instead. The movie was about a woman that was battling to become sober. She found that many things and people seemed to be stacked against her efforts to become sober. Despite those many obstacles, the movie ended up with her celebrating her one year anniversary of sobriety.
As I watched the movie, I felt a definite inspiration for my blog coming over me. You see, over the last year I have been fortunate to lose over 100 pounds! I am very proud of my accomplishment, but my true inspiration for today’s blog is the unbelievable amount of support I have received over this journey of losing weight.
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What a busy time of year for athletic competitions. Here in central Indiana there are so many choices to keep you preoccupied with tremendous events. Some seasons are winding down (such as volleyball and the high school football tournament that just took place) while other seasons like basketball are just getting started.
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As the sun rose on opening day of the 2013 Missouri firearms deer season, I found myself in familiar surroundings. This was the fourth season that my good buddies Roger Lewis, Mike Hamski and I have shared this great farm in northeast Missouri. As good as this spot has been to us over the years, this weekend was a bit slower to develop. With temperatures near 70 degrees and winds just about that strong, it was pretty slow in comparison to past opening weekends.
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I’m Ryan McAllister and I’ve been an agronomist with Beck’s in IN and OH. Currently, I am a Farm Business Advisor for Beck’s selling seed and working with large farmers over 5,000 acres in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.
So what is this blog intended to become? I don’t know. That’s the fun part. I’ll probably talk about these very unique things that happen to me during my life as a traveling seed salesman. There are always things to learn, even life lessons, through these encounters that I have too. So I’ll be sharing some of those as well.
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