Producers is the name of the big feed co-op store in Bryan. Their advertising slogan is 'Everything Ag' and that's a pretty fitting description of what you can find there. In addition to all the normal things you'd expect at a feed store, they offer free one hour seminars on Saturdays, covering a variety of subjects that would interest most any farmer, rancher or homesteader. The seminars are held at 11:00 on Saturday mornings in a small section of the store that's set up like a casual den ...complete with fireplace and big comfy chairs. The subject this weekend is Fall Vegetable Gardening and the speaker is Professor Joe Masahni, an Extension Vegetable Specialist from Texas A&M.
There is always a list of errands that need to be done on Saturdays and this weekend is no different. The oil needs changing in the little truck, a trash run has to be made to the local collection station and now I have this class I want to attend in Bryan. Yeoldfurt will be tied up at the the Appleseed shoot in Millican all day tomorrow and again on Sunday, so I'll take care of whatever needs to be done this weekend. He'll load up tonight and leave bright and early for the shoot in the morning. I'll be leaving an hour or so behind him so I can be first in line at the Kwik Kar in Caldwell when they open. I should be back home by 9:00, giving me plenty of time to make the trash run and start the weekend laundry before I need to leave for the class in Bryan.
After the class, I'll gas up at the HEB in Bryan because it's always 10-15 cents cheaper than the stations in Caldwell. Then I have a short list of items to pick up while I'm at HEB and I should be back home by 2:00. Yeoldfurt will call me when he's heading home after the shoot, but I don't expect to hear from him until at least 5:00. That gives me three or four hours to finish the laundry and have a nice dinner for him when he gets home. I've told him he's off the roster as far as feeding the critters or any other chores this weekend. He's managed to finagle a day off work on Sunday so that he can attend both days of the shoot and I just want him to enjoy himself. There are plenty of weekends that he has shouldered all the responsibilities for me so I could go visit the granddaughter in San Antonio. This is my opportunity to return the favor.