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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Monday, November 11, 2013

Vetrans Day News

WW II Soldiers proudly displaying the American Flag overseas
 
 
I can't believe its almost the middle of November already--where does the time go??
Harvesting/canning is done for the season, and our first Arctic Air and hard freeze is to come tonight. We've had a couple of frosts, but by the house the yellow cherry tomatoes are still growing, so I picked them all earlier this afternoon.
It's nice to slow down a bit with the colder weather coming.  Yet it provides its own set of challenges....tank heaters, extra food for critters, etc.  Each season has it's perks and downfalls!
 
Got my beef broth dehydrated, next time I will use the oven.  It took days in the dehydrator!  But it has awesome flavor, and was a good experiment.  I still have some more "soup bones" in the freezer and oxtails to use for the next batch. :)
 
Pat and I haven't been doing too much other than the routine day-to-day stuff.  Kyle hasn't been down in awhile and I am looking forward to seeing him and his girlfriend at Thanksgiving.  He called today and got his free Military Dinner at Golden Corral today for Veterans' Day. 
At Christmas I am hoping everyone will be here, even if for a little while!  We'll have our Thanksgiving Dinner when I can get everyone rounded up at Christmas--at least that's my plan!
 
Nessa's baby is small, and it was moving around quite a bit yesterday.  Her pins are slowly loosening up, and her udder is growing more.  I expect a baby anytime between Thanksgiving and New Years'....her due date is actually December 18, but being a heifer, she could easily swing 2 weeks early or 2 weeks late.  So time will tell......
 
And that's the quick update for now!