For Our Troops......

For Our Troops......

Welcome!

Either you're searching for some information and stumbled across here, or already know me and are interested in what I/we do. :)

The dairy cow doesn’t ask for much, but she asks every day.
People who are creating wealth with a cow either are hardworking and reliable or get that way in a hurry. This is the way it has been for a very long time.
--Joann Grohman (Author of Keeping a Family Cow)


There are three kinds of people in this world:
Those who watch things happen,
Those who Make things happen,
or you can wonder what the hell happened.
--Captain Phil Harris (RIP)



A few of words of wisdom I have come across:


Choose not to just live within your means, but live within your needs.


If you don't want to be responsible for or defend yourself, please don't expect others to do it for you.

(My translation: Buck up and learn some skills!)


Prepare for the worst, hope for the best!

"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the AmericanGovernment take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian."--Henry Ford

**~*~**Spread the word!**~*~**

Small Family Farms need our help when ludicrous charges have come up against them. Maybe someday it could be one of us on this "make an example out of you" chopping block.

Pushing back (via donations, interviews, getting the word out, etc) and standing up for what we believe in will send a clear message that we refuse to just roll over and give up!

When we know what we're fighting for, we fight harder--Sgt . Gary Stein (USMC)

THANK YOU!!!



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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July Slipping Away.......






It has been busy here! We had some good rains July 4th weekend/week, and its been dry since. Everything would break up and go around us when there was rain in the area. So tending/watering plants, mowing, fence fixing and general day-to-day stuff has kept us busy!

The Lillies I planted years ago, and the other photo is of a Cicada and his shell on my Zucchini plant. The shell is in the foreground, and the Cicada is.....(look for it first!) ;-) just left of the top center.

Kyle has been frolfing (Frisbee disc golfing) alot and working alot. The beastie/beater car finally croaked, so off to the junkyard it went. Of course, it seemed like half the people he worked with had something for sale to offer....but he got a good deal on a Explorer that needs a bit of work. (It's drive-able as is, just needs some piddly things.) So he is chomping at the bit to get it fixed. He and I have been sharing my truck the past couple of weeks. Hard to do when we go to work at different times and come home at different times too! But we're managing!

Patrick has been making good use of the neighbors swimming pool, and he made me a bigger chicken tractor. (Movable chicken coop, for those chickens that can't free-range due to predators or close neighbors' yards!) I just realized I don't have a photo of it yet! The chickens are happier, so that is good!

The weather has been hot and humid, finally today some rain has come thru and cooled things off. I picked a yellow tomato the other day from the garden and several cherry and pear tomatoes. Oh and some banana peppers. I have lots of green ones, and a few are just starting to turn. A friend gave us a few cucumbers and boy did they taste good! (My cucumbers are behind since I had to replant them when hail came thru twice in one week awhile back and got my cukes, spinach and one patch of carrots!)

Jared called Patrick July 4th weekend they gave them a surprize off-base outing to watch fireworks. AND they gave them a 5-minute phone call (for free) to boot! He is doing fine, sent us one of his targets he'd shot at. :) The last letter he wrote they were doing an 'overnight' and he was excited to get to use the night vision goggles.

That's all the 'news' for now! ;)