For Our Troops......

For Our Troops......


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)


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Busy Again!

One of the flowers out front of the house

Canning, canning, canning--it's been our life story the past month!  But we have been blessed with lots of stuff from our garden this year, so the results are either in glass jars, the freezer or our bellies! :)

Pat has been busy helping me and doing oddball things, but his back is bothering him again.  (Glad we don't have turkeys to process this year--since they are so heavy!)  I need to mow, but keep putting it off.

I've seen more of Kyle since he quit one job and went back to another--he usually works morning shift.  It's some spending money for now for him until he goes to Basics in November.  Two of his friends just graduated from Basics (one Marines and one National Guard) so between them and his brother he should get the "low down" of what to expect.

And yes, Jared will be getting married in late October when he is home on leave.  Nothing big and fancy, details are in the works!  :) 

Harvest is going like gangbusters around here--at work we have been extra busy. Soon we will hear the giant dryers hooked up to the grain bins going nonstop. When they finally shut them off, it's oddly quiet!
 I can hear combines and tractors and the train going all hours when I'm home.  The 'grain train' comes and goes with loaded cars of grain destined for somewhere.    

 Parts of our area got a frost and freeze the other day--thankfully we didn't.   The weather has been cooler, and chilly some mornings and evenings.  Many trees are turning golden--so pretty!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Just arrived Stateside photos

Happy to be home with his sweetie! :)



Amen to the Welcome Home!

This says it all!
Eating Breakfast

New Toy