Uncle Kenny, Superstar

Little-known fact about me: I have an uncle who is a year younger than I am.

Yes, I come from a Catholic family. How did you guess?

The name of the uncle is Kenny Kayser. He’s one of the nicest uncles of any age that a guy could ask for, really.

Turns out, he’s a television star. Maybe you saw him on KELO-TV last night.

Here’s the story. You’ll have to click the link if you want to see video footage of this studly Kayser progeny as I can’t embed it here. Sorry, ladies (or gentleman, this is an inclusive blog), he’s taken.

I can, however, provide the text of the story:

ALEXANDRIA, SD – Surrounded by whirling wind and whipping snow, it might be tempting to stay inside and out of the conditions.  But when you work on the family farm, there is no such thing as a snow day.

“Obviously, I’ve got a lot of mouths to feed around here with the cattle.  I’ve got to get them fed and keep everybody happy.  So that would be biggest reason I guess,” Kenny Kayser said.

Kayser spent two hours pushing snow around before getting his normal daily duties underway.  Even though it’s a little more difficult in these conditions, the moisture is welcome because it’s been awfully dry around this area for the past several months.

“It’s pretty tough to be happy all the time.  There’s always something that we think could be better, but we’ve got to have it,” Kayser said.

However, Kayser keeps a positive outlook.  He wouldn’t trade this job for any other.  He looks for the simple things to be thankful for, like a line of trees planted long, long ago.

“It’s not too bad as long as you’re in the trees, but once you get outside the shelter belts, it’s pretty nasty out there,” Kayser said.

Nasty, but no reason to skip a day of work, no matter what nature throws this way.

One worry for farmers is the calving season and big storms than can be fatal to the young calves.  Kayser says this storm didn’t threaten his livestock.

Nice work, Uncle Kenny! You’re a natural in front of the camera!!!

P.S. I really like the black and red machinery. I thought you were only allowed to drive those ugly green things up there. 🙂

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