Inbetween watching news reports and still not getting a grasp on the extent of what's going on, Ben and I went to Mt. Pleasant this weekend to hang with the folks and go to the annual Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Reunion. Huh? You haven't been there? Well, neither had Ben, somehow. Okay, fine, I'll explain. It's a festival of old threshing machines and engines and country music and stuff. We ate elk burgers and elk jerky and funnel cakes.