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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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Kyle has Graduated!

Kyle and Pat at a rest area on the way home.
(Yes, it was chilly and windy!)
 
 
Last week was a long week.  Pat, Kyle's girlfriend and I trekked down to Ft. Leonard Wood (MO) for Family Day and Kyle's MP Graduation.  It was 72*....and as the day wore on it poured rain and by the time we left the next day it was 42*.  As we got closer to home, less rain, and more cold.  Bah!  At least we didn't get snow.....
 
Kyle has done lots since he's been home:  he has a job already and is looking for an apartment.  He's enrolled in college as well, so he has alot on his plate (plus Drills!).  Good thing he is young and can keep up with the fast pace.  ;-)
 
Jared and Chandra go in for their other ultrasound soon, hopefully baby will cooperate and not lay on it's belly so we can find out what it is! We sure miss them!
 
The critters are doing fine, but the calves have odd scours.  It started with Red, now Fillet has it.  I'm not sure if it's a "bug" or if its what they are eating (and tasting/testing everything!).  I swear they are worse than little kids.....!!  They act/eat/drink/play and nurse just fine and don't have temps.  So I am taking a wait and see approach for now.  Maybe it's what Daisy is eating--but nothing has changed in her diet, either.
 
Once again we have cold and possibly snow coming.  "Cold and Blustery" has been in the forecast too much the past month for my liking! 
The peach and apricot trees are blooming, the comfrey and rhubarb are coming up.  The grapes are coming out of dormancy, and the gooseberries and raspberries have leaves. 
And the garden has to wait even longer...at least another week.  This spring has been crazy with the cool/cold/freezing temps.  So I wait, none too patient, that is for sure.
I can't remember ever having to wait so long to put in the garden.  I just have to roll with the weather....and gripe, but that's all the good it is going to do me!  ;-)