Well things have pretty much got back under control after the big blizzard of 2010. Most people have finally escaped their yards the mail is back running and the highways are open. It is very unusual to see such a large storm of that magnitude however it does happen on occasion and is probably the second worst blizzard I was in. The worst one oddly enough did not take the power out however it was much more dangerous and more people died in the city.
The farm keeps rolling on as always and one always has to keep up with the daily work that it brings. It is not too intensive right now however there is some time spent out in the cold for sure. Right now our main focus is getting product moved when we have a chance to keep the cash flow cycle running as best as possible. In this area agriculture has really improved I think over the last few years. It used to be more of a harvest it in the fall and sell a little in the fall but almost all of your production went out in the middle of the next summer. So this of course gave issue to having a glut of money you had to stretch out over the entire year. Now there are some different options farmers have and the cash flow works throughout the year in a more normal way.
Poker is still poker. Right now variance has got a hold of me and I'm down a couple buyins each day for the last two days. I have made some close calls and didn't win those 60/40 or 55/44. It never helps when you run into to the top of their range for a couple hands. I also have made a couple mistakes in my hand reading and stacked off in situations I may should have gotten away from. I'm implementing a plan to take a little more time on each major decision.
However this isn't my main problem since while reviewing my stats last night I found that I am running even in big pots won vs, big pots lost. Therefore I am losing most of my money in $4-$5 pot range. Most of this occur when I have to fold the river to major pressure. This is just variance and the river cards I'm seeing completely crush my hands usually. Even if it goes check check I find my opponent has usually made his nut flush or straight draw and was hoping I'd continue my aggression. However I don't in those spots since I'm only getting called by better and I do have showdown value. Bad in a way but I'm saving money against players who are playing very transparent. I mean what else can they have when they only call two streets to full pot bets but a draw. At my level if players think they have the best hand they usually shovel the money in. So I'm not totally sure how to fix this yet or if I can. I may just have to work through it as if I can't get them off their draws I can only make them pay to see the next card.
Well I guess thats all for now, so keep the cards in the air and the chips in your stack.